Travelin Tracy's 2007 travel blog

We travelled on through the wonderful Arizona scenery, heading south on highway 89. Turning west on highway 64 we began to see signs for the Indian shops and scenic viewpoint at the Little Colorado. We stopped there and recommend any travellers to this area do likewise. The native Americans have developed an area of the Little Colorado Canyon that few people have seen. It is a tremendous viewpoint down into this deep and narrow canyon that just seems to appear out of nowhere. They have a railing protected viewing area that affords ample views over the edge and into the stunning rock formations of the canyon. I had seen the area where the Little colorado enters the Grand Canyon on my 1993 trip and had no idea that this canyon was so long or so deep this far away from the Grand Canyon. The handicraft shops offer a broad variety of items and in several we wre able to observe the craftsmen and women and learn of their skills. Pottery, silver and turquoise are abundant and reasonably priced.

After continuing on to enter the Grand Canyon National Park we were able to stop at the Watchtower viewing area in what is called the Desert View. This affords a unique chance to see down into the canyon and is a definite spot to see. Having just spent several days in little population we were surprised to see the crowds of people in the park enjoying this wonder of the world. We tried to enjoy the several other vistas along the East Rim Drive but many were not available to a rig of our size.

When we got to the Grand Canyon Park Village Area we realized quickly that we should have made advance reservations. All camping spots again for rigs our size were full. We made a quick stop at the Visitor's Center and headed south out of the park. We had to travel a considerable distance down highway highway 180 to where route 64 turned off and we finally found an old Flintstone Campground with water and electric hook up. Time to do some laundry and get a good night's rest.

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