There aren't that many places where you can do such a thing, and even the Grand Canyon doesn't drop a thousand feet straight down in very many places (although there are a few, as visitors to Toroweap can attest). The Grand Canyon is vast almost beyond measure, but the cliffs intermingled with slopes has a way of separating the viewer from the full immensity of the depth the canyon. I think of it as much like looking down a set of stairs: You see the steps but not the risers.
There is a less known canyon that is intimately related to the Grand Canyon. It is the canyon of the Little Colorado River. The Little Colorado drains a vast region across central Arizona, but the drainage is mostly arid, and it has been a rare event for me to see water flowing down the canyon, though I know that flash floods can be spectacular events.
designated as a Navajo Tribal Park)
Exploring the Grand Canyon? Don't miss this gem on your way to Flagstaff or Page!