Arizona and the Grand Canyon

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We drove through Arizona from Tuscon to Flagstaff and the Canyon. The sunset was beautiful.

Carrying on with the road trip, we left Tuscon and started to make our way up to Flagstaff.  The towns along the way are all worth a stop off and look around.  Sedona is a pretty place with all the red rocks and Flagstaff is quite a nice town close to the South Rim of the Canyon (about an hour and a half drive away).

I was really excited to see the Canyon.  It has been one of my must do things for a long time, and I can finally say I've been there.  We stopped for 2 nights which gave us a chance to walk along the rim for a few miles, get a helicopter ride across and into the Canyon (certainly recommended), and take one of the hikes down into the Canyon.  There are camp sites available, but if you want to do this, book very far in advance.

My Mustang! Miss you baby.
  I think someone said they are fully booked for the next 9 months!  It's just about possible to hike down to the Colorado and back up in a day, but it is very tough going.  We didn't quite make it all the way, but we did take the Angel trial which was a fairly steep walk down, so got quite close to the river.  We would have got further, but it was baking hot and when we got to just past the halfway point, it started hammering it down.  I couldn't beleive it.  I got drenched in seconds and had to leg it back to find some shelter.  The paths we'd just walked down were now streams, and waterfalls had appeared all over the place.  It was unbelieveable.  About an hour later it had cleared and so we decided to head back up and get on the road to Vegas.

We hit a problem here.  The Canyon is obviously massive with a few residential spots dotted around.  We couldn't find the bloody car!  After over an hour of wandering around we were well and truely lost!  That was a funny experience which I won't forget.  We eventually found the car and started the drive to Nevada.  We didn't get too far after losing the time searching, so we got heads down for the night somewhere on route.  The next day we drove over the Hoover dam and found our way to the bright lights of Las Vegas.

JeAr says:
would want to see that the Canyons too. great entry :-)))
Posted on: May 16, 2008
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We drove through Arizona from Tusc…
We drove through Arizona from Tus…
My Mustang! Miss you baby.
My Mustang! Miss you baby.
This was my baby.  I drove the Mus…
This was my baby. I drove the Mu…
Arizona sunset
Arizona sunset
Took a helicopter ride into the Ca…
Took a helicopter ride into the C…
The helicopter tour
The helicopter tour
You can hire a pony trek if you bo…
You can hire a pony trek if you b…
The Angel trail
The Angel trail
Some way down on the Angel trek
Some way down on the Angel trek
We had to cross the Hoover dam on …
We had to cross the Hoover dam on…