Arizona
Karen & Jim's Guide to the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, and Sedona

Grand Canyon National Park

What can I say about the Grand Canyon? It's big! You saw that coming right? In fact, it's so big that it hard to experience at a human level. Just gazing at it from the rim, I felt disconnected from it. It was like looking at something through a window without being able to touch it. You really need to go into the canyon and see it on a more intimate level.
Moran Point
Moran Point
Yavapi Point
Yavapi Point
It seems like wherever you go along the canyon is a prime spot for quiet contemplation. I just watched it's many formations that changed with the passing of each new cloud.
You wont find many choices for dining in the Grand Canyon Village area. The restaurant at El Tovar was by far the best of the three restaurants we sampled. The hotel and dinning room are located on the rim. The food was so much better than what we found elsewhere that we felt the slightly higher prices were justified. I thought that the prices were very reasonable for this type of restaurant. Breakfast and lunch ran about $8 per person. Dinner was more expensive; from $18 per person. They had a good selection of wine for you connoisseurs. Open daily for breakfast: 6:30am-11am; lunch: 11:30am-2pm; dinner: 5-10pm (Dinner reservations required: (928) 638-2631 ext. 6432); Lounge: 11am-11:30pm.
Hopi Point Hopi Point
Desert View
Desert View
Desert View located 26 miles east of Grand Canyon Village on the East Rim Drive this viewpoint offers vistas of the Colorado River and the Painted Desert.
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