* Milky Way For September Milky Way shots captured near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, including one with nearby lightning.
The Milky Way appears during a thunderstorm at The Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The Milky Way appears on a moonless night over Lees Ferry, Arizona View On WordPress
* Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United
States, serving from 1901 to 1909. Roosevelt is most widely known as being the
leader of the Progressive Movement and a conservationist and protector of
natural resources like the Grand Canyon.
Roosevelt has been immortalized, alongside Presidents Washington,
Jefferson, and Lincoln, on Mount Rushmore. In honor of President Roosevelt’s birthday, October 27,
1858, we would like to share with you some of the images and documents within
our holdings at the National Archives at Riverside. In Arizona on January 11, 1908, President Roosevelt signed a
Presidential Proclamation designating the Grand Canyon to become a National
Monument. Thanks to presidents like Roosevelt, the people of all nations will
be able to enjoy wonders such as the Grand Canyon for years to come. Of the Grand Canyon, Roosevelt said, “Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled
throughout the rest of the world.” You can learn more about President Theodore Roosevelt
here. Item: Presidential Proclamation
Designating Grand Canyon National
Monument, Arizona, 1/11/1908. File Unit: December 1907 -
July 1908. Series: Commissioner’s
Letters, 1903 – 1963. Record Group 049:
Records of the Bureau of Land Management. (National Archives Identifier 28894539).
* Crozier - a grand canyon by Greg Brown
One of the best places I have ever found to watch trains is Crozier Canyon in...
[17-01] Morning fog in the Grand Canyon as seen from the south rim [2000x1336][OC] #earth #nature
Grand Canyon in a day
I am planning to visit Grand Canyon during the last week of January, but have only a day to spend there. Any advice on how I can maximize my visit. Also, how is the weather during the time?
How fit does one need to be for the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim
I'm seriously considering a solo hike, rim-to-rim, across the Grand Canyon, coinciding with the annular eclipse on May 20th. I want to challenge myself, and figure this one could do it.I have read that one can, if they are very fit, do rim-to-river and back in a day, but I haven't found what hiking from one rim to the other and back is like. I was thinking that I, as an FOF (Fat old fart, who loses pounds from the hair loss only. turned 40 last month, and feeling every bit of it) should budget a lot of time.Is four days excessive? Is this too big a challenge? Does anyone have any experiences to help me gauge this trip?
Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Drive?
What are good stops to take on the drive from las vegas to the grand canyon, Hoover Dam is a given.
Sorry to have to put a damper on 'scrumpy's' spirits, but Havasu Falls is out: it is NOT a day trip, it's VERY remote, relatively difficult to get to (you must either hike or travel by horseback ~ 12 miles each way) and reservations for either camping or lodging are suggested about 1 year in advance.
Hoover Dam, as Mr. Dangerous says, is no longer a "given" since the construction of the bypass bridge, but if you have time, you might stop there.
Another possibility to make things more interesting, depending again on how much time you have, is to take a slight detour onto Old Route 66. You'd get off I-40 at Kingman (maybe stop there and visit the old Powerhouse Visitor Center [cool museum]) and follow one of the last remaining intact sections of the old highway to Seligman, where you'd rejoin I-40 and continue on to Williams and eventually the Grand Canyon. The Old Mother Road still retains that kitschy, 'frozen in time' look from its heyday in the 1950's-60's. Many of the old stores are still in operation and the proprietors are always glad to see a friendly face.
If you were to motor straight through, taking the most direct route over the bypass bridge and passing on R66, the drive typically takes 4.5 hours. Stopping at Hoover Dam for a quick photo and taking the detour on Route 66 will extend your drive time by 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Have fun and drive safe!
Hoover Dam is not a given
The best routing is to go over the top
Las Vegas > Hurricane UT via the truly awesome Virgin River Gorge ; get gas in Hurricane
Colorado City AZ aka polygamy central >Jacob Lake AZ > Lees Ferry AZ aka Mile Zero for the Colorado River in Grand Canyon > Cameron AZ ; Get gas at the Cameron Trading Post > enter GCNP via Desert View and your first view of the Canyon should be at Lipan Point
watch the Sun set from Maricopa Point and drive back to 'Vegas via Williams and Kingman
Fill up before you leave Kingman
Mount Hayden from Ken Patrick Trail
Hoover Dam is a great stop; however, it is now out of the way since they opened the bypass bridge. You can no longer drive over the top of the Dam to the AZ side. There won't be too much along the way except for the occasional roadside Indian stand.
nice little trip a MUST is death valley ..and lake havasa city ...carson city ..lake Tahoe ..reno ..after canyon ..flagstaff
Mount Hayden from Ken Patrick Trail
Grand canyon viewing point?
Im driving from las vegas to grand canyon and ive been told to drive down diamond bar road. does anybody know the best viewing point of the grand canyon
Diamond Bar Road is useless and it's not in GCNP
The best viewing point on the S.Rim is Lipan Pt
To get there
Head to Flagstaff picking up gas in Kingman AZ
Take US 89 N -it's on the east side of Flag - to the jct of SR 64 picking up gas in Gray Mountain or Cameron AZ
Make the Left
Uphill to the Desert View Entrance
Ignore Desert View and Navajo Pt and do Lipan Pt first
Right in the Canyon is the best, So many view points there, with a free bus that travels around
Grand Canyon tours- where to book?
Hi travelling to Las Vegas March 2014. I wanted to know is it cheaper to buy a Grand Canyon day tour from the UK or when I get there?
Not knowing how much they cost there, I would suggest buying one here as you won't have to pay agent fees to the people there which will raise the prices.
You can find tons of coupons and several tour companies here so your prices will vary.
particular in case you do a little looking there are a number of places which will enable you to make reservations to excursion the grand canyon, it is not considerable the place you're from. There are donkey rides to the backside, trekking, helicopter excursions, rim excursions (from the right purely..) purely seek for grand canyon excursion and you're able to desire to discover a gaggle of places... and while you're into trekking the havasupai reservation has the a number of maximum remarkable sites in this finished united states of america... even nevertheless it is not for amateurs ;)
Hi I went in November helicopter ride over the canyon and hoover dam around £290 got the hotel to book it for me prices are much the same, you could try vegas.com they are a very good guide for everything for vegas I use it all the time.
When u get here
Buy it when you get there.