Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.  I can't tell you how many times I have been so close to the Grand Canyon, only to find out it was closed for the season (North Entrance).  So I can't tell you how excited I was to find out that the South Entrance was open all year!  It was a 4 hour drive from Phoenix, but so worth all the time spent in the car.  For me winter is the perfect time to visit the Grand Canyon.  It was 49 degrees the day we were there, which to me as a Wisconsinite meant all I needed was a jeans and a jacket.  There were no long lines, you could drive up to all of the stops along the road, and because it wasn't crowded you could get all the great photo shots you wanted.  I think the Grand Canyon is a must see for everyone.
Colorado River cutting through the Grand Canyon
Playing around in the Grand Canyon
Another view of Colorado River
Look how far back it just keeps going
Love all the rock formations
Even ran into some snow while there, as a reminder of home.


janeofwisconsin.com said...

I have been there 3 times. In college I hiked to the bottom and went ascfarcas Phantom Ranch. The most recent time was a Christmas holiday, a great time to go! Nice pictures

Hosta Nerd said...

Thanks! I hope to go back again sometime in the future.