The West Side Of The Grand Canyon Is One Of Arizona's Most Underrated Natural Treasures
By Katie Lawrence|Published August 08, 2022
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is often heralded as the most secluded area in the park, but what about Grand Canyon West? While not officially part of Grand Canyon National Park, this underrated natural treasure showcases a side of the canyon you may have never seen before: the West Rim. Walk across a sky bridge, go ziplining or whitewater rafting, and learn about the rich culture and traditions of the Hualapai people, as the park is located on their land.
Have you ever visited this hidden gem? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience. Tell us in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article about a nearby national park that offers some of the best stargazing in Arizona.
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