Grand Canyon National Park

Sign saying Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon from North Rim
Our first view of Grand Canyon from North Rim

No matter how much you've read or how many pictures or videos you've seen, nothing prepares you for your first look at the Grand Canyon. There is nothing like it in the world. Whether your first view is from the North Rim, as was ours, or from the South Rim, you'll never forget it. Photographs don't capture the fullness and grandeur of the Grand Canyon, but they have to do.

We've seen lots of other canyons, all claiming to be the Grand Canyon of something or other. Most of them are wonderful in their own right, but none of them are the Grand Canyon."

Grand Canyon National Park is divided into two main sections: the North RIm and the South Rim. Although the two rims are separated by 10 miles as the raven or condor flies, it is a 220 mile drive to get from one rim to the other. Or if you're in good shape, you can hike 21 miles with a vertical descent of 1 mile plus a climb of 1 mile to get from one rim to the other. The condors have it made. Since we couldn't fly, we had to drive from one rim to the other.

Sunset at North Rim of the Grand Canyon
North Rim Sunset
White flowers
Buck Mule Deer
Mule Deer
View from South Rim
Grand Canyon, South Rim View
Hopi Indian Dancers
Hopi Dancers
Bull Elk
Bull Elk