We’re here! We’ve reached our destination: The Grand Canyon.
This was the first “Wonder of the World” that I have ever seen in person. It was breathtaking to say the least.
What surprised me the most was the WEATHER! Did you know that the Grand Canyon gets COLD during the winter? Yes, it’s located in Arizona, but the altitude is so high that it gets pretty chilly during the winter. We actually saw caution signs for the ice and snow!
I was truly blown away by the Grand Canyon – it’s depth is larger than you could ever imagine. The area and National Park are so pristine – there’s not a drop of liter or trash anywhere. The park rangers and other workers truly keep the area beautiful.
Billy, the adventurous rule breaker that he is, couldn’t help but venture out far beyond the limits of the guard rails. He climbed all the way out past the rails onto free standing rocks not one, but THREE times. I almost had a near heart attack! Sheesh.
Along the “Rim Trail” there are different points and look outs that you can either walk or take a bus to. There’s a complimentary bus service that goals up and down the rim of the Grand Canyon, taking you to different points of interest that you get different views.
We didn’t walk the entire trail, but we did take the bus to both ends of the Grand Canyon on the South Rim. At one point along the trail, we were able to see the first sight of water: The Colorado River.
Overall, the Grand Canyon was hands down one of the most beautiful places that I’ve seen so far in my life.
Pictures do not do the colors, textures + environment justice. If you ever have a chance to visit, I highly encourage it!
Hope that you’ve enjoyed this Road Trip series, it was seriously amazing!