I am finally getting around to sharing the last bit of our Christmas vacay and I saved the best for last. We actually went to the Grand Canyon on our first day in the desert. We were picked up at the Mirage at 6:20 in the AM and we returned at 9:00 PM. It was an extremely long day but it was life changing. I now know what people mean when they say that there is no way they can explain something. Explaining the Grand Canyon is like explaining the ocean. It is a truly majestic place and I am so ready to go back and stay at the El Tovar Lodge in the park. We went to Grand Canyon National Park which is about 225 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. After mulling over renting a car or not we decided that we should go on a tour so they could drive for us so we chose Grand Adventures Tours and I would highly recommend them. Instead of us being on a huge bus with a hundred people there were only 9 of us to go on this tour so we got to ask the guide a lot more questions and we got to experience things that other tours could not only because we had such few people. Here are some pictures and details of this amazing experience.
Grand Canyon Train
Grand Canyon Village and Bright Angel Lodge
Our first view of the canyon…Breathtaking
Light snow on the canyon walls
The Colorado River
Me cheesing it up in the El Tovar Lodge
Grand Canyon Hopi House
Incredible Lodge view
I loved this tree on the South Rim trail
I was sitting on a ledge 5000 ft above the river and I felt oddly safe. In that moment I felt so alive.
Husband being silly
Gorgeous sunset view, the colors changed automatically
After the sunset. What an amazing day!