- The Grand Canyon was the second most visited national park in 2012
- It is one vertical mile from the South Rim to the canyon floor
- The North Rim is more remote and is open from mid-May to mid-October
- Overnight reservations at the Grand Canyon must be booked far in advance
(CNN)Jagged oranges, reds, purples and pinks make up the view from the rim of the Grand Canyon, changing color as the sun's angle constantly adjusts their tint and position.