I have wanted to visit the Grand Canyon for as long as I can remember, and it was one of 3 spectacular canyons we visited on our trip.
It all starts with the Colorado River
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries which cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted.
Recent evidence suggests the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago.
Our road trip had followed the Colorado River down from her beginnings in the Rocky Mountains and we saw how she grew and widened, her twists and turns carving her magic and forming her overwhelming size.
Take your time and explore the Grand Canyon
Not wanting to be one of the million tourists that visit the Grand Canyon each year and stay for just 15 minutes to get their “I was here photo”, just take your time and try to explore….
We also wanted to experience this from as many viewpoints as possible to see it’s beauty, to see the different shades of light, and to go on as many hikes as possible.