I’d like to say it was a serious hike rather that a walk, but I was so busy looking around and taking pictures it turned out to be more of a leisurely stroll! For instance, I saw the Bright Angel Trail and all the people starting off on their adventures, but after only a few steps I realized how narrow the trail was. I quickly decided that the Rim Trail was enough of a challenge for me. There are guard rails in many places on the trail and I was always happy to see them.
Here are some of the views from these trails.
What a view!
A must-read sign
I chose the Rim Trail
View from the trail
I wanted to see the Grand Canyon and keep at a safe distance at the same time. As a result of doing this I was able to stop, stand back and see views like these.
The sky was a brilliant blue throughout my trip to Arizona and Utah. When you add that to the sunshine it made a perfect backdrop to some unforgettable places. Every day the mountains and canyons were even more remarkable because of the beautiful September weather. Here is an example from Zion National Park:
Later that day the clouds disappeared.
Here are some other scenes, including a friendly little bird at the Grand Canyon that posed for a picture for me.
Grand Canyon view
Red Canyon, Utah
Grand Canyon shuttle
Grand Canyon bird
You can revisit the past with this famous road and sign in Flagstaff, Arizona.
More adventures coming soon!
I just got back from a trip to Arizona and Utah, with stops at the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Zion, and Bryce Canyon. I also drove on Route 66 (now Historic 66) in Flagstaff, Arizona. There was a lot of driving involved (over 1000 miles) to get from place to place as well as a lot of walking/hiking on trails at the parks. Everything was gorgeous and the weather was warm – but not hot – and cooled down considerably after the sun went down.
Here is an overview of some of the places I visited, with more from each place coming soon!
Utah mountain scene
Grand Canyon sunrise