"The Awesome Beauty of the Grand Canyon" Top 5 Page for this destination Grand Canyon by VeronicaG

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Arizona's Natural Wonder

The luminesence of the Grand Canyon's distant ridges and the myriad shades of blue,purple, pink, yellow and white added an etheral quality to this awesome wonder the days we visited.

The sky was overcast, but the sun peeked out now and then to cause shadows that darkened the scuptured, wind blown rocks or to spread buttery colors over the surfaces. I had never seen anything more beautiful!

The Grand Canyon is said to have been created 5-70 million years ago when the land began to recede. Geologists can't quite pinpoint its creation any more accurately. But they do know that through time, the land lifted up and the river rouged downward slowly and persistently.

The Grand Canyon extends for nearly 300 miles and is one mile deep. People have been inhabiting this area for 10,000 years.

We were lodging in Tusayan in order to get an early start each morning. In spite of this, the major parking lots at Mather Point and other nearby sites were already full. We chose Desert View Drive (E. Rt. 64) as our first point of interest. There were many stunning views from these overlooks! I would certainly recommend taking this route.

Pipe Creek Vista, views of Walhalla Plateau,Vishnu Temple and Grandview Point where a steep trail takes you into the canyon's depths and Moran Point will reward you with exceptional scenery.

The Tusayan museum and its small ruins are a welcome distraction, before you head out for more million dollar views afforded at Lipan Point, Navajo Point and the historic Watchtower at the end of the drive.

Another foray took us to Grand Canyon Village, the Rim Trail and Hermit's Road where we surveyed the canyon from Mohave Point, Powell Point and others. Sometime during one's life, a visit to the Grand Canyon is a "must". It's here where you truly see God's hand at work!

  • Last visit to Grand Canyon: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 7, 2007
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  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    Interesting Grand Canyon travel page with stunning photographs. What a great tourist destination and attractions. The trails certainly sound wonderful to explore. We hope to visit Grand Canyon one day. ~ho & pang

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2009 at 7:00 AM

    Hi, Veronica! I would like to see the God's hand work too....

  • jusdenise93's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2009 at 4:08 AM

    wedding photo shoots often takes place there. Great tips.

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Grand Canyon is amazing as well as your tips on this wonder. We plan to visit before the year ends although am not sure if it is the right time. Will be back to your pages to see more....Thanks for sharing. Regards from Toronto.

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Great pictures. We hope to there soon . I only saw it from a plane window.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2007 at 10:26 PM

    Such an impressive place! I like the wedding picture and think the site for their wedding is wonderful, even though the wind. Great tips Veronica!

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2007 at 5:47 PM

    Hi Veronica! I'm just looking at your Grand Canyon pages now. Gorgeous photos! I hope to someday visit this amazing place!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2007 at 2:23 AM

    Marvellous, and again how lucky you have been to see this all without that much of crowds ! Grand Canyon is magic, and it is interesting to see how much has been build and arranged since I visited last. Morning smiles from here :-)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Thanks for including the informative tip on the Grand Canyon Railway. I think it's great that the railway was reactivated in 1989 after twenty-one years of disuse.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2007 at 11:43 AM

    What a fabulous opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon without the crowds! Loved the Condor story; excellent photos of this magnificent site. Good shopping tips. Very helpful, informative, fun page and well done as your pages always are.

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