Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon
Trip Start Dec 28, 2007
64Trip End Aug 28, 2008
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We based ourselves at Flagstaff for the two nights as not only does it take about 4 to 5 hours to reach it from Vegas, the GC National Park is an hour and a half from there or any surrounding town. Up early Friday morning and on the road we were in the park before it got too hot and headed for the viewing areas at the south rim where there is a definate wow moment as you see it for the first time. We took a walk along the rim and over to the visitor's centre to learn about the amazing statistics of the canyon itself before continuing west. Each few miles there were stop off points where we took in a different view of the enormous void that stretches for miles and miles across a hazy sky and tried to get some photographs without getting too close to the edge! After a look around the village and witnessing the daily 'Grand canyon' train pull into the station we headed back along the south rim and headed out the eastern exit, stopping to take more pictures of course. This place is definitely a unique one to visit with it's contrasting layers of rock formed over millions of years, great valleys and streams/rivers you can just make out on the canyon floor. We then headed back to Flagstaff for a well deserved drink having been driving, walking, looking, driving some more and taking pictures for about 8 hours!