Grand Canyon Ecosystems
On a one-day hike through the Grand Canyon, you can experience four different life zones, an undertaking possible in very few places. These different life zones are primarily caused by climatic changes, due to differences in elevation. From the Spruce-Fir forests of the North Rim, to the Lower Sonoran Zone near the Colorado River, you can experience nearly all of the North American Life Zones in just one day. The diversity of life within the Grand Canyon is staggering, especially in a place with such little precipitation. This diversity allows for a plethora of flora and fauna, and an experience where those who explore the Canyon find something new around almost every corner. Read the guide below to learn more.