Visiting Grand Canyon West

“Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.” - Teddy Roosevelt

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It's six o'clock in the morning and the sun is slowly creeping from behind the mountains. We're getting closer to the canyon, and although heavy-eyed and hungry, I can't help but feel a little excited to eyeball one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Stepping out, theres a sense calm that evokes awe inspiring reverence. And as you behold the canyon's enormity, it has a way of making you feel extraordinarily small.

There are two other vantage points at Grand Canyon West that can be accessed with a bus shuttle (part of your paid ticket upon entry). One of them is Guano point where many areas of it are untouched, meaning they they DO NOT have railings. Yep. So just be sure to watch your step. 

 

The Grand Canyon is incredibly huge with many options for vantage points and hiking trails. If you're the adventurous type, you can experience the canyon in a more traditonal way - like on the back of the mule on a steep route which takes you to the river. Another daring way is by taking a river service tour through the rapids of the Colorado River. 

For more information and to plan your visit, check out: 

www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit