Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019
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.
Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019
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.
Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019
Content: From Tusayan, it is a 15-minute drive into the park. There are several hotels to choose from as well as some restaurants.
Day 1 - 1 Jun 2019
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.
Day 2 - 2 Jun 2019
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.
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.
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.
Content: Its located at Yavapai Point overlook, between Grand Canyon Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Village.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 3 - 3 Jun 2019
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.
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.
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.
Content: Geology is a prominent feature at any Grand Canyon viewpoint but at Moran Point three main rock groups are clearly visible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 4 - 4 Jun 2019
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.
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.
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.
Day 5 - 5 Jun 2019
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
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.