Blogs from Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States, North America

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Weather: 60s and beautiful States: Arizona Cities: Williams, Flagstaff Miles: 220 Hours: 3 hrs 30 min (driving there, through, and back) Sites: Grand Canyon Restaurant: Hotel/Home: Lovely Little Log Cabin in Williams VRBO #1083110 Movies: Audible: Resisting Happiness (get you thinking book- has a religious base- it is good) I am writing a day behind if you have not already figured that out. Once our days get busy and we aren’t driving, I lose writing time. Yesterday was our first full day in Williams at our cabin. It is really a lovely cabin. It has everything thing we need. I woke up before everyone, made my coffee and toast and sat out on the deck in the sun to write, have my coffee and enjoy the warm sun. Matthew is always my early riser so he ... read more
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Olympic National Park, majestic!
Even Rushmore?


The expectation was building up more and more...... Yes, coming from Flagstaff on a cold but sunny December day, I was very excited to arrive at grand canyon. What builds up the expectation is that you don't see really see the canyon until you are in the park, on designed sites. When you see it the first time, you mind needs to adjust to grasp the huge dimension of it. Breath taking!! Did I say it was cold? We arrived at -5 Celsius with very strong wind, so bring your coat and layers in the winter! But the good side of this, is that there are far less people around, so you can really take your time at every station. I tried to take pictures from different angles and perspective to attempt to represent the greatness, ... read more
desert 's view
wapiti


Hotel pickup was at 7.45am this morning, for our Grand Canyon Tour. Then a bus ride out to Boulder City, a town built to house the workers who came to work on the Hoover Dam. It is just south of Las Vegas, and gambling is prohibited within city limits. The airport had lots of helicopters coming and going, as well as light planes. Boarded a small (19 seater) aeroplane for the one hour flight to the Grand Canyon (complete with 12 year old co-pilot - well he looked about 12 years old). Saw the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, which are on the Colorado River, on the border of Nevada and Arizona, from the plane. Amazing and beautiful colour, blue one end, green the other. Plane landed at Grand Canyon Airport, near the south rim of ... read more
With the co-pilot
Hoover Dam
Colorado River


We visited the Grand Canyon and camped in the Kaibab National Forest.... read more


We arrived at the Grand Canyon around dinner time. We checked a couple lookouts then decided to make dinner and watch the sunset. It was a beautiful evening and we could have stared at the canyon for hours. ... read more
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Last night we slept well. It may have been minus 14 outside but the central heating means our room is like a sauna and it’s quiet like you only get miles from the city. I take a shower and count the towels. There are 15. I’m tempted to return to reception and discuss the environment some more. We leave our room to discover a herd of deer in the car park trying to work out why their food is covered with weird white stuff. After a tantalising glimpse last night, today we have a full day to explore the Canyon (from the top – it’s way too icy to consider going down unequipped). We take a shuttle bus to its furthest destination then walk back along the rim trail. There seems to be two sorts of ... read more
Deer visit the motel
Grand Canyon Vista
Grand Canyon


The big nature day of the trip delivered on all its promises. A full day in Arizona, and I’ve finally been gotten back to a place where I’ve already been before. I’ve been seeing something new ever since we left San Antonio last Thursday after the Alamo Bowl. But once we pulled into the Grand Canyon this afternoon, I was back on familiar territory. Of course this time, I went in the opposite direction from before. We woke up in Page, Arizona, which is the gateway to several of the natural locales in the area. Just outside of Page is the Horseshoe Bend area, which I had seen in photos online and from friends. I was so jealous of those views, and when I was planning this trip, I knew I had to make a stop ... read more
Horseshoe Bend is breathtaking
No bad views at the Grand Canyon
Canyon porn


The National Park has an awesome shuttle service 🚌You can ride it and hop on/off along the entire South Rim of the Canyon and it’s free 🤑There is a train 🚂 depot, market, lodges, shops, trails, and wildlife all accessible from the Campground, and of course, amazing views 🌄 We hiked ~7 miles of the Trail of Time 👩🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 Check this out... 1 meter = 1 million years 4560 long steps to walk the entire trail Earth’s age 4560 million years Earth 🌏 and solar system formed from a spinning nebular cloud ☁️ of dust and rock Kathy and I almost decided not to check out the South Rim since we had seen the North Rim a few years ago...so glad we did! The views are simply amazing and never ending. The expanse of this natural ... read more
Kathy and Karen - South Rim
Kathy and Karen...
Wow 😮


After an amazing experience at the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, we continued west. The drive on 40W (new Route 66) is endless...you can see for miles - fields/deserts, wide open spaces. In some areas you can see the Historic Route 66 (2 lane road) right next to 40W. Off in the distance, trains 🚂 We can only imagine what it would have been like driving on Route 66 back in the day. You can pop on and off from the new Route 66 (40W) to the Historic Route 66 along the way. My dad, when he was a young boy, travelled the now Historic Route 66 with his parents and talked about no air conditioning, windows rolled down, and canvas bags 💼 filled with water 💦 attached to the front of the car 🚗 for ... read more
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