Plan an Unforgettable Grand Canyon Vacation in the Spring
It won’t be long before the kids will be out of school for spring break. Planning a vacation to the Grand Canyon in March or April for some seems like a dream come true. Instead of going to the beach or Disneyland, some people want something different. Why not combine fun and learning? It’s the perfect place for people who would enjoy the adventure of a helicopter ride or camping.
Springtime offers a lot to see in and around the canyon. For nature buffs this place is perfect. Many people are surprised at how varied the plant life and wildlife are.
March is a great time to see the first wildflowers bloom. Some start blooming almost before the snow melts! Flowers you might see include Wild Candytuft, Dwarf Lousewort, Stemless Daisy, Indian Paintbrush, Hairy Fleabane and Filaree. You may see other types of blooming plants but these are some you can definitely look forward to seeing.
Besides a variety of flowers and cacti, the canyon boasts of a wide variety of shrubs and trees. Shrubs of various kinds are found everywhere in and around the canyon. You will see Cliffrose, Morman Tea, Apache Plume, Utah Serviceberry, Fernbush, Big Sagebrush, Wax Currant, Fremont Barberry, Banana Yucca, Rabbitbrush, Mountain Mahogany, Utah Agave, Rockmat, Buffalo Berry, Bricklebush and Blueberry Elder. Now, that is a lot of different kinds of shrubs!
The varied plant life provides habitat for a good variety of wildlife. Even if the plant life itself doesn’t have much appeal for you, you will enjoy watching the animals that live here. The squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits scampering about are fun to watch but you just might get to see a number of other animals as well. Elk and mule deer might be seen migrating to higher elevations in the spring. Big horn sheep are amazing to watch as they climb the rocks with seemingly effortless grace.
Perched in the trees and shrubs may be Canyon Wrens, Swallows, Woodpeckers, Western Bluebirds, Western Tanagers, Robins, Jays and several other species of small birds. For the more majestic soaring birds, look up and you may see Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks and maybe even a California Condor.
With this much natural wonder to offer, spring break would be far from boring and make every member of your family want to be a nature photographer.
One excellent way to see nature would be the Grand Canyon South Rim Day Tour from Las Vegas. Add some wonderful views of nature to your Spring Vacation.
“You will have the option to walk the 2.5 mile paved trail that allows you to walk from Grand Canyon Village to Mather Point where you can marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the canyon. Along the trail, enjoy the breeze through the Pinion and Juniper Pine trees as well as view earth’s most mysterious and spectacular of landscapes – it’s a place like nowhere else!”
Soar the skies in CLASS to see it all from above with the Grand Canyon West Rim Luxury Helicopter Tour. Catch a ride from your Vegas hotel in a Mercedes Benz van where you’ll depart by helicopter in Boulder City. In your state of the art, A class helicopter, set off on a 70-minute flight to the Grand Canyon. When you reach the Grand Canyon, descend into its depths and soar like an eagle over the Colorado River, past geological rock formations that are millions of years old.
This tour is so popular, it’s likely to sell out, so…