The Grand Canyon

 

After a long drive from Ouray (which included a stop at Four Corners, where 4 different states meet) we arrived at the Grand Canyon for sunset…just before the rains started.

 

Reuben with a limb in each state

 

We managed to get our tent up in the dark and the rain and were hoping to wake up to sunshine – but unfortunately the rains continued on throughout the next morning.  After a visit to the visitor’s centre, we decided to just go walking in the rain, but fortunately by about lunchtime it had cleared.

 

Sort of cleared…our first views were very misty!

 

We spent about 3 hours strolling along the rim trail, an easy walk that follows the canyon and stops at each major viewpoint. Our walk started with eerie mist, but by the time we had made it to the first viewpoint it had more or less cleared.

 

Amazing colours
Stunning views

 

Different view

 

Looking down to the Colorado River

 

We had some beautiful views along the way and enjoyed being able to take the free shuttle bus back when we got tired!  We watched another sunset that night, then popped back for one last look at the canyon before we drove on Las Vegas.

 

Sunset at the Canyon

 

Karen reflecting at the Canyon

 

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie Bunnell says:

    I love Karen reflecting at the Canyon. I love that the weather got better as your time at GC went on. I love all the different views and colours!

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  2. Aunty Moira says:

    an amazing place !you got some great photos!

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  3. Kate says:

    So glad the weather improved – those views are amazing!

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