I could not have imagined that a large rock formation could be so humbling and so awe-inspiring. If the Grand Canyon is not on your bucket list, it should be.
I did not comprehend it’s vastness or my own smallness until I visited the Grand Canyon. I could not have possibly imagined how large such a small part of one country could be. Helicopters descend into the canyon, and look like ants by comparison.
On our recent trip to Vegas, we took a day trip to visit the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. Despite the terrible online reviews we opted to go to the Glass Skywalk at Grand Canyon West. It is two hours closer to Vegas than the South Rim and, let’s face it, the National Park doesn’t have a glass structure that allows me to stand 4000 feet above the Canyon floor.
If you are planning a trip the the Grand Canyon and choose to go to the Skywalk:
+ DO keep in mind that it will be more expensive than the South Rim
+ DO come to terms with the fact that if you want pictures on the Skywalk, you will have to pay
+ DON’T listen to old reviews: the road to Hualapai Ranch was completed fall of 2014
Coming from Vegas, I think the two hour and twenty minute drive was the right choice for us, but I truly think that you can’t go wrong with any view of the Canyon. I imagine that the South Rim is equally as breathtaking as the West.
On the way back into Vegas we stopped at the Hoover Dam which was very evidently and charmingly 1930’s.
Photos of Las Vegas coming soon!
Thanks for reading,