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Coast to coast (50) - This was the visit of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

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Landscapes of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

In our coast to coast road trip trip through the United States and Canada, today comes the great day of the visit of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado.

After breakfast on the terrace of the hotel reception, we went to the South Rim (South rim) of the Grand Canyon. We travel about 100 kilometers along a road surrounded by huge forests, and after an hour and a half we arrive at the Grand Canyon.

After accessing the site of National Park, we parked the car and headed to the Visitors Center. There we collected brochures, we soaked all the information very clearly explained on wall panels, but we already felt the need to “see it at once”.

We walk about 300 meters along marked trails and finally reach the edge of Grand Canyon. Your eyes were really like a movie camera that was approaching the gorge and that suddenly appears with all its splendor in front of you.


Landscapes of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

Only some kind of background celestial music was missing to complete the wonderful picture. Some of us heard that music, although perhaps it was the great silence of the past centuries that resounded.

He Colorado's canyon It is a colorful and rugged gorge excavated by the Colorado River in northern Arizona. Considered as one of the natural wonders of the world, is located within one of the first natural parks of the United States.

President Theodore Roosevelt was the biggest promoter in the area of Grand Canyon, visiting him on numerous occasions to hunt pumas or to enjoy the impressive landscape.


Landscapes of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

On our visit the weather was unpleasant throughout the day, with rain and winds and, sometimes, moments of calm. The truth is that perhaps it was necessary to hide so much beauty to not go blind.

We did the complete basic tourist tour, about 12 kilometers round trip, through the edge of the Grand Canyon, enjoying every second and following the different exposed stones that marked a path that reaches up to 2,000 million years of geological evolution of the earth.

The rainy day took away the possibility of making a helicopter tour for all this natural scenario, which although it would have been expensive, it would have been worth doing on a sunny and clear day.


Entrance to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado National Park in Arizona

There are several possibilities of go on excursions, from going down to the Colorado River, to camping and trekking or cycling tours around the riverbed. The problem at our age is that what comes down walking afterwards must be uploaded and, unfortunately, we are no longer for these jogs.

So much wonder for the eyes and the senses it was also necessary to take care of our stomach, so we decided, as an extra necessary, to eat in the restaurant of the hotel El Tovar, almost on the edge of the Grand Canyon.

We ate fantastically, with several beers per capita to settle so many emotions. Whenever we have talked about this meal, the great service that the waiter offered us, a non-Hispanic American gentleman (miracle!), Very professional who advised us and attended perfectly.


Hotel Tovar on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Arizona

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We walked in silence the almost 100 kilometers that join the Grand Canyon with Williams, opening his mouth sporadically just to continue showing our surprise at what we had seen.

Upon arriving at Williams we attended a representation in the street of the typical western scenes, with actors with the appropriate clothes, with boy, girl, sheriff, gunman, shots, dead, which had its grace. A child of the audience was wearing a Barça shirt.

After resting a little in the motel room, we completed the day by taking a pleasant and long walk through the town of Williams, which was really very lively.

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