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Location: Las Vegas

Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019

Hoover Dam

Las Vegas, Hoover Dam
Las Vegas, Hoover Dam
Las Vegas, Hoover Dam

Content: On this Grand Canyon road trip, we had the option to add on the Hoover Dam. We purchased tickets online in advance for the Powerplant Tour. The Guided Dam Tour extends your visit to behind the scenes sites at Hoover Dam, but these tickets can only be reserved in person the same day as your visit.

Location: Grand Canyon

Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Skywalk
Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Skywalk

Content: Located on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Skywalk is an easily accessible viewpoint from Las Vegas. It looks and sounds thrilling…a glass walkway perched high above the canyon floor, offering spectacular views of the Grand Canyon.

Location: Grand Canyon Village

Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019

Tusayan

Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan
Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan
Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan

Content: From Tusayan, it is a 15-minute drive into the park. There are several hotels to choose from as well as some restaurants.

Location: Tusayan

Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019

The Grand Hotel

Tusayan, The Grand Hotel
Tusayan, The Grand Hotel

Content: We stayed at The Grand Hotel in Tusayan. It is the highest rated hotel in the area. The hotel looks impressive from the outside and the lobby is very nice but the rooms are nothing special.

Location: Grand Canyon Village

Day 2 - 2 Jun 2019

Bright Angel Bicycles & Café at Mather Point

Grand Canyon Village, Bright Angel Bicycles & Café at Mather Point

Content: We perked up to the welcoming aroma of freshly brewed coffee as we walked through the doors of Bright Angel Bicycles & Café at Mather Point, which uses locally roasted beans for its specialty lattes, mochas and more.

Yaki Point

Grand Canyon Village, Yaki Point
Grand Canyon Village, Yaki Point
Grand Canyon Village, Yaki Point

Content: Then, we rent a bike and pedaled 3.4 miles along paved trails to the panoramic Yaki Point, where we can watched the morning sunlight sweep across the canyon.

Rim Trail

Grand Canyon Village,  Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village,  Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village,  Rim Trail

Content: From the visitors' center, stroll west along the Rim Trail, a flat, paved trail with shuttle stops along the way. In addition to awe-inspiring views, a number of attractions dot the trail.

Yavapai Museum of Geology

Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Museum of Geology
Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Museum of Geology
Grand Canyon Village, Yavapai Museum of Geology

Content: Its located at Yavapai Point overlook, between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village.

Verkamp's Visitor Center

Grand Canyon Village, Verkamp's Visitor Center
Grand Canyon Village, Verkamp's Visitor Center
Grand Canyon Village, Verkamp's Visitor Center

Content: A curio shop and family home for more than a century, Verkamp's Visitor Center is a short walk just east of El Tovar Hotel and Hopi House.

Hopi House

Grand Canyon Village, Hopi House
Grand Canyon Village, Hopi House
Grand Canyon Village, Hopi House

Content: Hopi House, modeled after the 10,000-year-old pueblo dwellings of the Hopi village in Old Oraibi. The building currently serves as a museum and houses a small gift shop with handcrafted American Indian arts and crafts.

Kolb Studio

Grand Canyon Village, Kolb Studio
Grand Canyon Village, Kolb Studio
Grand Canyon Village, Kolb Studio

Content: A home, business, tollgate, and photography studio, this historic building has been rebuilt and reimagined many times in its tenure on the rim of Grand Canyon.

The Grand Hotel at The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Village,  The Grand Hotel at The Grand Canyon

Content: We enjoyed a steak dinner at the Canyon Star Steakhouse in the hotel and then unwind with a draft beer and some live music at the adjacent saloon.

Location: Grand Canyon Village

Day 3 - 3 Jun 2019

Pipe Creek Vista

Grand Canyon Village, Pipe Creek Vista
Grand Canyon Village, Pipe Creek Vista

Content: This pullout can be accessed by private vehicle or by using the free Kaibab Rim Route (Orange) Shuttle Bus, departing from the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. The Canyon Rim Trail may be accessed here, with a 1.3 mile / 2.1 km walk on a paved trail west to Mather Point, or a 0.8 mile / 1.3 km walk east to the South Kaibab Trailhead.

Duck on a Rock

Grand Canyon Village, Duck on a Rock
Grand Canyon Village, Duck on a Rock
Grand Canyon Village, Duck on a Rock

Content: This unmarked rock formation is located just east of Yaki Point. It gets its name from the Kaibab sandstone formation, which some say resembles a duck on a rock.

Grandview Point

Grand Canyon Village, Grandview Point
Grand Canyon Village, Grandview Point

Content: This popular viewpoint offers panoramic views of Grand Canyon from east to west, including several bends of the Colorado River to the east.The historic Grandview Trail begins here. This trail is VERY steep! In the summer much of the trail is in full sun.

Moran Point

Grand Canyon Village, Moran Point
Grand Canyon Village, Moran Point
Grand Canyon Village, Moran Point

Content: Geology is a prominent feature at any Grand Canyon viewpoint but at Moran Point three main rock groups are clearly visible.

Tusayan Ruin and Museum

Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan Ruin and Museum
Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan Ruin and Museum
Grand Canyon Village, Tusayan Ruin and Museum

Content: The Tusayan Ruin is the remains of a small ancestral Puebloan village. A relatively flat 0.1 mile (200 meter) trail wraps around the ruin and offers the opportunity to learn more about the place and the people who once called this home.

Lipan Point

Grand Canyon Village, Lipan Point
Grand Canyon Village, Lipan Point
Grand Canyon Village, Lipan Point

Content: From this viewpoint can be seen several points of interest.Hance Rapid is one of the many powerful whitewater rapids along the Colorado River.

Navajo Point

Grand Canyon Village, Navajo Point
Grand Canyon Village, Navajo Point

Content: Navajo Point is the highest overlook on the South Rim - unless one is standing on the top observation deck of the watchtower itself. The top of the tower measures slightly higher.

Desert View

Grand Canyon Village, Desert View
Grand Canyon Village, Desert View

Content: A short ¼-mile (½-km) walk leads from the parking area, past historic buildings, to the rim.From Desert View Point you can see the Colorado River make a big bend to the west.

Desert View Trading Post & Ice Cream

Grand Canyon Village, Desert View Trading Post & Ice Cream

Content: We grabbed a bite to eat at the Desert View Trading Post, serving up "Indian tacos," hot dogs and ice cream to enjoy at one of the outdoor picnic tables.

Location: Grand Canyon Village

Day 4 - 4 Jun 2019

Bright Angel Trail

Grand Canyon Village, Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon Village, Bright Angel Trail

Content: The Bright Angel trailhead is located in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim just west of the Bright Angel Lodge near the beginning of the West Rim road shuttle stop.

Indian Garden

Grand Canyon Village, Indian Garden
Grand Canyon Village, Indian Garden

Content: From Three-Mile rest house, a series of switchbacks known as Jacob’s Ladder took us down the Redwall Limestone. As we approached Indian Garden, the grade flattens out and makes for easy walking across the slopes of Bright Angel Shale. Around 4.5 miles, we arrived at Indian Garden, first passing the ranger station on your left, followed by the campground (permit required). Pit toilets, water (year-round), and shaded benches are farther down the trail.

Devil’s Corkscrew

Grand Canyon Village, Devil’s Corkscrew
Grand Canyon Village, Devil’s Corkscrew

Content: Soon after leaving Indian Garden, we reached trail junctions with Tonto West and Tonto East. Continue south along Garden Creek as it cuts a ravine into the terraced ledges of Tapeats Sandstone. .The trail branches away from Garden Creek in a series of switchbacks known as the Devil’s Corkscrew. This lightning bolt-like trail gashes its way through the dark cliffs of 2-billion-year-old Vishnu Schist, the oldest rock in the Grand Canyon.

Location: Grand Canyon Village

Day 5 - 5 Jun 2019

El Tovar Dining Room

Grand Canyon Village, El Tovar Dining Room

Content: This is an amazing restaurant! We ate there breakfast it was great. We are so glad we made reservations for dinner 30 days in advance. Everything we ate was fresh and extremely delicious! I highly recommend it

Las Vegas

Grand Canyon Village, Las Vegas
Grand Canyon Village, Las Vegas
Grand Canyon Village, Las Vegas

Content: We left the Grand Canyon in the morning to give our self the afternoon in Las Vegas. It was 280 miles journey of 4.5 hours.