Thursday, July 31, 2008

Grand Canyon

Continuing our journey from the Hoover Dam, we went ahead on our way to the Grand Canyon which is about a couple of hours away from the Hoover Dam. On the way to the park, we first had a lunch buffet in the Quality Inn & Suites Canyon Plaza.


Right after lunch, we headed straight to Grand Canyon National Park which is just a few minutes away. Our visiting points will be in an area of the park known as the South Rim.


It was a clear and sunny day. The sun shining and the weather is perfect. It was a bit chilly on the top however.


Inside the park, we passed by Grand Canyon Railway, a historical railway which opened in 1901. Currently it runs between Williams, Arizona and the South Rim of Grand Canyon.


Our first stop was at the Bright Angel Lodge, a bed and breakfast built in 1935.


Squirrel in the park!


Yavapai Point is a short minute walk from the lodge and gives a spectacular perspective of the canyon.


The houses in the area looks like log cabins and vacation homes. Perfect for overnight campings!


Looking at the scene below us, you can see that there are a few campers, backpackers and hikers walking and following a trail. I would love to do this however my companions do not. It was chilly back then and you can still see traces of snow.


Free!


A few steps away is a marker for the Bright Angel Trail.


Horse Stable


We also went to another area called Mather Point. It has a different perspective of the Grand Canyon as compared to Yavapai but both are breathtaking!


Near Mather Point is the Canyon Park Visitor Center. In here you can find more information about the area, ask questions or have your passport stamped.


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1 comment:

eunice said...

Now can I ask you this question? Where in USA that you have yet to cover? :P

Nice shots!

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