After a wonderful and crazy few days in Las Vegas in which we explored the casinos and hotels on The Strip (you can read all about it HERE) and got married again at The Graceland Chapel by renewing our vows with Elvis (which you can see HERE) we booked an amazing excursion to The Grand Canyon.
We took a bus tour to the spectacular wider South Rim of The Canyon
This was a 600-mile road trip taking in views of Lake Mead, crossing over the Hoover Dam, and travelling along the historic heart of the famous Mother Road of Route 66 – stopping off at the quirky historic towns of Flagstaff and Seligman and Kingman – before we finally got to walk along The Rim Trail from Mather Point to Bright Angel Lodge taking in the incredible views along the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
The Hoover Dam was built in the 1930’s to tame a section of the Colorado River and it’s a popular stop off between Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon. It’s cool to travel over the U-shaped construction across the river and it is impressive to see. Although, the (unusually) low water levels are a concern when you consider that the damn is relied upon to provide water to over a million people.
Seeing and experiencing The Grand Canyon is on most people’s travel wish lists. I have to say that I found the views so stunning and surreal and overwhelming that I regularly had to pinch myself to prove I wasn’t dreaming. We had a perfect day for it and there are several easy hikes along the rim. We walked along the Rim Trail and that took us about an hour but then we did keep stopping to take photos and take in the views. When we got back to Angel Lodge we had a drink at the bar before heading back on the bus to Las Vegas.
Another big tick off the bucket list for sure!
Have you experienced the Grand Canyon?
If not, is it on your Wish List?