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Grand Canyon National Park – Desert View

Grand Canyon National Park – Desert View

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Thursday's outing was to drive along Desert View Drive, a road that follows the canyon rim, stop at the various view points to take pictures and to finish up with the Watchtower at Desert View. Desert View Drive is the section of Arizona Highway 64 that goes from the Grand Canyon Visitor … Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park – Desert View

Grand Canyon Village Historic District

Grand Canyon Village Historic District

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 In 1901, rail service to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  A fine train station and fancy hotel were built.  With these developments, the South Rim Village began to grow to meet visitor demand.  The rest is history - Arizona State University Nature, Culture and History website. The Village area, shown … Continue reading Grand Canyon Village Historic District

Grand Canyon National Park – Hermit’s Rest

Grand Canyon National Park – Hermit’s Rest

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Hermit's Rest is at the end of the seven mile Hermit Road, a road that is closed to private vehicles most of the year. The entrance is on the rim side of the building. The covered patio area protecting the entrance from weather is literally on the edge of a serious cliff. … Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park – Hermit’s Rest

Grand Canyon National Park – Visitor Center

Grand Canyon National Park – Visitor Center

Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14, 2019 We arrived at our campsite around noon on the Saturday of a Columbus Day holiday weekend.  The half hour traffic jam at the entrance gate should have told us something about how busy the park was. After setting up camp, we drove over to the Visitor Center.  … Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park – Visitor Center