Our group on this trip included my husband, my children and my children's friend Charlie. We took a jeep tour of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. Most of the pictures I have are of us posing in front... more
Located along the Rim Trail just east of the main lodge areas and Grand Canyon Railway train station, this little store provides a number of books and maps that are useful for those wishing to tour... more
I've never stood behind a waterfall before - not one this tall and majestic and isolated. We woke up at Phantom Ranch in the morning after hiking down the Grand Canyon the day before. And while we're... more
You will find dozens of tips already written on the Bright Angel Trail, just here on Virtualtourist. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the assorted hiking guides to the region you will... more
We stayed at the Grand Canyon for 2 entire days and we learned that the only way to enjoy the chameleon like splender of the canyon is to see its subtle changes over the course of one day. But of... more
We don't really know how the Grand Canyon was formed. It antedates all of us living today. We suspect that it was primarily carved by erosion, from water (and ice) and the wind. The course of the... more
At various location through the park, it is possible to get a cell phone signal (but just barely - the towers are few and far between thankfully so as to preserve the view as much as possible).
This was a rather grueling hike down the mountain-and then of course back up. It took close to 2 hours for a 6 miles round trip. I went to and past the Supai tunnel for a ways. Elevation is 1400 feet;... more
Mather Point is one of the popular destinations in the South Rim area of the Grand Canyon. It is extremely crowded, and you may have to wait a while to get to the location you want to get to in order... more
This tower was designed and built by the architect Mary Colter in 1932. I think the picture may have someone in my family that has climbed it at the top. I don't remember whether I climbed it or not.... more
Groups of deer are often found around the Grand Canyon Village and you just have to keep your eyes wide open. They often blend with the grass, but sometimes big ones just walk the road in groups or... more
The east rim drive is longer and less crowded than the south and west entrances to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The drive from Flagstaff passes through the Kaibab National Forest and the Painted... more
After we left the Grand Canyon National Park, our next destination was Mesa Verde. This is more than just a daytrip away from the Grand Canyon although you could probably drive there in one day.We... more
Over 5 million visitors per year visit the Grand Canyon. It is a truly awe-inspiring site and despite the fact that so many people visit, if you choose the time you go, you can have a relatively... more
Well we decided to "treat" ourselves to a special trip for our 25th wedding anniversary, so we went to raft the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, yes 187 miles for 7 days and 6 nights....we went for...
Immense, not only in its vast size, but also in its place in the psyche of Americans by citizenship and those who travel here from afar by choice, the Grand Canyon is the icon of the American National...
One of the true natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is one of those places that many people put high on their lists of places to see at some point in their lives. At some of the turn outs...
Grand Canyon National Park is a vast area which encompasses much more than what is sometimes referred to as "The Big Ditch". The park itself encompasses more than 1.2 million acres, the vast majority...