grand-canyon-elksWhen visiting the National Grand Canyon, you will find that the park is teeming with a vast amount of animals and vegetation. These creatures and plants assist in supporting the immense ecosystem of the region. There are many different guided tours and Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour options available that will allow you to experience the wildlife and vegetation of the National Grand Canyon up close and personal and in habitats that are commonly not accessible to guests. The individuals that offer these tours are highly knowledgeable about all of the living things that are part of the National Grand Canyon. If you want to truly experience the Grand Canyon in all its glory, you should seek out tours that will allow you to see the plants and animals of the park on land and by air!

Birds
When taking a tour of the National Grand Canyon – especially a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour – you are likely to observe many different types of birds. Get out your camera and get ready to capture images of the following awe-inspiring birds:

  • Ravens
  • Bald Eagles
  • Wild Turkeys
  • Golden Eagles
  • California Condors
  • Red-Tailed Hawks
  • Turkey Vultures
  • Blue Jays
  • And, More!

Mammals
The National Grand Canyon is loaded with a large assortment of mammals. Many may be observed in other locations of the world, but no single location offers you such a large variety of mammals in one central locations. Whether touring by land, by water, or by air on a helicopter, you may get to observe one of the following mammals in their natural habitat:

  • Coyotes
  • Beavers
  • Ringtail Cats
  • Mountain Lions
  • Bobcats
  • Foxes
  • Mule Deer
  • Elks
  • Rabbits
  • And, More!

Reptiles
No trip to the National Grand Canyon is complete without viewing one of the many different types of reptiles that reside in and around the park. The best way to see these creatures is on a hiking or a biking trip through the trails of the park. It is important to understand that there are several types of reptiles that are dangerous. You should become aware of those species before attempting to get too close. The following outlines some of the most magnificent reptiles in the National Grand Canyon:

Plants
While the wildlife that is present in and around the National Grand Canyon is absolutely fascinating, the plant life is also amazing. Near the Colorado River there are 12 different species of endemic plants that are only found growing within the area. Furthermore, there are over 1,700 different vascular-based plants within the park. You may also find an assortment of fungi and lichen. Whether traveling by foot or helicopter, you will absolutely adore the vegetation present in the National Grand Canyon. Examples of these plants include the following:

  • Coyote Willow
  • Evening Primrose
  • Catclaw Acacia
  • Red Columbine
  • Cacti
  • Sagebrush
  • Seep Willow
  • Rocky Mountain Iris
  • And, Others!

Conclusion
As you can see, there are many different types of plants and animals in and around the National Grand Canyon. The guide that you have just read includes only a small list of the wildlife and vegetation that you are likely to observe while touring the Grand Canyon by land, water, and/or air. If you want to take in the best views of the national park and see vegetation and wildlife that may not, otherwise, be observed, you should take a helicopter tour of the National Grand Canyon! For more information, visit us at: http://grandcanyonhelicoptertour.net/

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