El Tovar Research Paper

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I had just woken up to one of the greatest exciting days of my life. My family and I had remained at the EL Tovar Hotel on the edge of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon, Arizona, since we arrived Thursday afternoon. The El Tovar Hotel first opened its doors in 1905. The hotel is constructed from limestone and Oregon pine. The hotel is a mix between a Swiss chalet and a Norwegian villa. The El Tovar required around two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to be created. The El Tovar Hotel was later named a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Now let us move to the furthermost important part of my adventure, visiting the Grand Canyon. After we had become dressed and had breakfast, my family and I departed the El Tovar Hotel to adventure around the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon was created by the mighty Colorado River over a period of five million years. The Grand Canyon measures at over two hundred and seventy miles long, and about eighteen miles wide at its widest point and over one mile deep! The Grand Canyon was instated as a national park in 1919. The Grand Canyon was made a national park because an early explorer of it left a journal and stated how “valueless” the canyon was, and President Theodore Roosevelt after visiting the canyon, thought it was necessary that the Grand Canyon was made a …show more content…

While on the Skywalk, we were not allowed to have our phones or personal cameras with us. This disappointed me greatly because I wanted to take pictures from the Skywalk, but I was ecstatic to hear they had someone out on the Skywalk that could take pictures for us. When entering the Skywalk, we saw the true beauty of the Grand Canyon. From our position, my family and I could see the great depth of the canyon and its humongous width at the same time. By the time we arrived back at the hotel, it was late at night. At last, I could sleep after this tiring but an equally amazing

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