Grand Canyon Snapshots

September 24, 2015

Grand canyon

Visiting the Grand Canyon was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. It was amazing to experience and I will never forget it. It’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and so I decided to share seven snapshots from my visit.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

We took a tour from Las Vegas to visit the West Rim. There are lots of look out points including the famous Eagle and Guano Points. At Eagle Point there is a Native American Village with lots of tributes to the past and Native American culture. At Guano Point the rock has formed into a perfect pyramid shape and has some of the best views of the Grand Canyon West and the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon

Will decided it was a great idea to climb over the edge because why not! Surprise surprise there’s no barriers to stop you throwing yourself off the edge or accidentally falling. I don’t really have a fear of heights but the thought of Will plummeting to his death was not fun. With my mini panic attack over and done with it was time to really enjoy the views. For those who are at all afraid of heights I warn you now that it might be terrifying. Just stay away from the edge and you’ll be fine! 

Eagle Point Grand Canyon

The West Rim is also home to the Hualapai Ranch which is a western-style cowboy ranch with entertainment and wagon rides. You can even stay over night in the cabins if you want. If you’re a bit more of a daredevil, thrill seekers can walk on the Skywalk Glass Bridge. The Skywalk is a horse shoes shaped glass floor bridge that extends over the edge of a 4000 foot drop to the bottom of the canyon. It costs extra to walk the Skywalk so make arrangements with your tour provider if you’re in a group.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

For additional costs you can also take part in hiking, white water rafting and helicopter flights to see the canyon from all different viewpoints. I didn’t do any of those the beautiful panoramic views were enough for me (easily pleased!)

Woman standing on the Grand Canyon

Any great tips out there for visiting the Grand Canyon? Let me know in the comments below of you’re experience and you’re favourite viewing points!

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  • Reply Conor (The Continental Drifters) September 28, 2015 at 10:27

    Great snaps, have to get there someday! What time of year did you visit?

    Oh, andall I can picture is Road Runner with the coyote falling off into the canyon 🙂
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    • Reply Lucy October 2, 2015 at 18:41

      Yes I would I highly recommend visiting at least once in your lifetime! We visited in July/Aug so it was pretty hot. Although the weather was crazy whilst on the canyon as it went from glorious sunshine to rain, to sleet. All the weather in the space of 30 mins!

  • Reply Ale September 26, 2015 at 18:12

    So so beautiful!!! It’s very stunning!! One of my bucket list and i really wish to come with my family!
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    • Reply Lucy October 2, 2015 at 18:42

      You have to go, it’s such an amazing experience! I’m glad I managed to tick it off my bucket list

  • Reply Elena September 26, 2015 at 10:23

    I haven’t been to the Grand Canyon yet (still hoping that one day my travels will bring me to that part of the world), so not tips from me :(. I have to say that I really liked one of your photos – the one with feet in foreground – quite dynamic and shows the enormous size of the canyon. Happy travels!
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    • Reply Lucy October 2, 2015 at 18:44

      Thank you I’m glad you liked the photos! We were really pleased when we got back and had the chance to look at them all properly. It’s an incredible place, you just can’t even get close to showing how enormous the Grand Canyon is in photos compared to standing on the edge. I highly recommend going there one day!

  • Reply Annemarie September 25, 2015 at 22:27

    Nice post! I will be in Phoenix this December and so hope to make it to the Grand Canyon!
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    • Reply Lucy October 2, 2015 at 18:45

      Yes go go go! If you can drive I would recommend going to visit at sunset or sunrise. I would have loved to have gone then but it didn’t work out in the end.

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