By the time we reached Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, it was around 4 in the evening. We went to the south rim of Grand Canyon. On first sight, the Grand Canyon looked plain and small. But as we walked along the rim, the trail seemed endless and the changing colors of the Grand Canyon with sunset looked beautiful. The landscape looked different with every moment and every step.
The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona, northwest of the city of Flagstaff. This landmark was formed 5 to 6 million years ago by the obstinate Colorado river, which cut through the layers of rock. The oldest known rocks, which are about 1.7 billion years old, called as Vishnu Basement rocks can be found in the Canyon.
The Grand Canyon was made as a national monument by President Teddy Roosevelt. The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. An estimated 5.9 million people visit Grand Canyon, and stands second to the Smoky mountains.
There is also an ice cream place on the south rim. I enjoyed chocolate ice cream and the beautiful view of the Grand Canyon. It was also interesting to watch the people who came to visit the Grand Canyon. When people with their multi-colored dresses became part of this landscape, it looked even more majestic. Most of the youngsters were busy clicking pictures on their phones. A few people hiked to the top of the Grand Canyon, sat in silence and drank in the magnificent view. I felt guilty when I had to disturb a hiker, who was observing the sunset, to take our pictures.
The other striking feature of Grand Canyon were the trees with their twisted trunks and branches. Many of the trees were conveniently low so I sat on them and posed for a picture. Photographing the Grand Canyon did pose challenges since half of the red and yellow-hued peaks were in sunlight and half of them were in shadow.
Enjoy the pics and the videos.
Quote for this post: Leave it (Grand Canyon) as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it – Theodore Roosevelt.