Grand Canyon Journals

BREATHTAKING GRAND CANYON

A July 2002 trip to Grand Canyon by Slaney

Grand Canyon Photo, Grand Canyon, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Being keen on photography, I was very eager to visit this wonderful place.

BREATHTAKING GRAND CANYON

Overview

Grand Canyon Photo, Grand Canyon, Arizona
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HIGHLIGHTS: Where to start? There are so many; wherever you look out over the canyon, it is just absolutely awesome (as they say in the U.S.). Probably the best was sunset, when the whole of the canyon changes different colors, from amber to red to black as the sun sets; this was truly a memorable moment. Quick Tips: Try to stay actually on the rim of the canyon to appreciate it at all times of day--but book accommodation in advance. We booked 5 months prior to traveling.Best Way To Get Around: The best way to get around is by the shuttle bus which runs in each direction from Grand Canyon Village. It is free and stops at different viewpoints, where you can alight and board a...Read More

El Tovar

Hotel

El Tovar Photo, Grand Canyon, Arizona
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We had an adequate (not as large as some U.S. motel rooms) room with a double bed, table, chair, and cupboard and private bathroom. It reminded me more of an English hotel room.

It only had a small window, but if you went to the right-hand corner and looked sideways through the left corner, you could see the canyon.

The bed was turned down at night, night attire was laid out on the bed, and a chocolate mint was put on top.

The foyer was hunting-lodge style, and the hotel had a balcony on the front with rocking chairs, where we sat at night with a beer. Coffee was available in the mornings from about 6am, which you could take back to your room.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 20, 2003

El Tovar
Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon, Arizona
1(303) 29-PARKS

Bright Angel Restaurant

Restaurant | "Bright Angel Lodge"

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We ate here as we were on somewhat of a budget, and we preferred to pay to stay at the El Tovar and eat cheaply, so we dined in the Bright Angel Lodge and the Yavapai Cafeteria.

The Bright Angel Lodge is typical of fast food restaurants (like Denny's) and the Yavapai Cafeteria is self service. In both places the food is good.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 20, 2003

Bright Angel Restaurant
At Bright Angel Lodge on the west end of Grand Canyon Village (South Rim)
Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023
+1 928 638 2631

Grand Canyon

Story/Tip

Grand Canyon Photo, Grand Canyon, Arizona
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We spent two nights at the El Tovar Hotel on the south rim of the canyon. We arrived early afternoon and wandered around the immediate area as our room was not quite ready. We saw the condors swooping over the canyon - they were so close we could see their chest feathes. I joined a Kodak Photographer at 6:30 am the next morning with a group of others, and he took us on a walk around the rim, explaining how and where to get the best shots of the sunrise. We spent the day traveling the shuttle bus to all the different view points and in the evening gathered at Sunset Point to watch the sunset - there were hundreds of people there. Before leaving on the second day we...Read More