Tony & Judy's Four Corners Trip Summer 2010 travel blog

East Entrance


Tower at Desert View Overlook

Colorado River from Desert View

View of the River

View from Lipan Point



View from Moran Point


View from Grandview Point

At the Visitor Center

At Mather Point near the Visitor Center

View from near Mather Point


Upgrading the Mather Point viewing area (Stimulus Money?)

View of Phantom Ranch (White spec in the middle way down in...

Trails to the River down below

John Wesley Powell memorial at Maricopa Point

Hermits Rest at the end of the road

Inside Hermits Rest

Colorado River with boat in the rapids and one below the rapids...

Hermits Rapids (about a 30' drop, but doesn't look like from this...

At Mohave Point

Grandpa Elk! Near Grand Canyon Village

The Boys waiting for our return

We entered the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at the east entrance. Private cars can be driven along the Canyon on the Desert View Drive. Stops with beautiful views line the 26-mile drive. Each has another spectacular and slightly different view of the Canyon. Our day started out partly cloudy which some of the pictures reflect.

With the South Rim at 7200 feet, the Colorado River is visible and in some places rapids can be seen. At the west end of the Desert View Drive another 7 miles are closed to private vehicles. We took the free shuttle bus to Hermits Rest, which included 9 canyon overlooks. In total, the Grand Canyon is 277 river miles long, one mile deep, and as much as 18 miles wide from the North Rim to the South Rim. Within the National Park there are only 33 miles of viewing. The Grand Canyon gets about 4-l/2 million visitors a year

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