We organised this day trip through Tour Asia.kz. Our guide Tanya was excellent. It was a 3 hour drive each way, but the car was comfy and the scenery and guide info was interesting. The canyon (I haven't been to the Grand Canyon) was awesome. We looked from above, then walked down and back up the main tourist trunk. It wasn't crowded (weekday). Took 40 mins to walk down and an hour to walk back up. There's a picnic spot at the bottom. The canyon is gorgeous, the colours of the rocks and plant life were much richer than I expected. I saw small lizards but didn't see the local snakes or scorpions. The tour stopped for lunch just outside the canyon on the way back to town around 2pm so I recommend taking snacks. The lunch was great though.