Category: Attractions

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

Tusayan Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Tusayan Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Sunday, October 13, 2019 Tusayan Arizona is the last town before the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park when driving north from Williams on AZ-64. One of Tusayan's attractions is the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. This is not one of the Grand Canyon National Park's Visitor Centers operated by the National Park Service (NPS). … Continue reading Tusayan Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Death Valley National Park – Ubehebe Crater, Grapevine And Mesquite Spring

Death Valley National Park – Ubehebe Crater, Grapevine And Mesquite Spring

Monday, October 7, 2019 From Stovepipe Wells, we took CA-190 west to Scotty's Castle Road.  On Scotty's Castle Road, we headed north toward Scotty's Castle. Scotty's Castle has been closed since major flooding occurred in 2015.  Scotty's Castle is currently scheduled to reopen for visitors in 2020. Before the turn at CA-267, the road Scotty's … Continue reading Death Valley National Park – Ubehebe Crater, Grapevine And Mesquite Spring