Favorite Moments of 2016 – US Colorado Plateau – Grand Canyon

South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA. It was said that Grand Canyon is so vast and impressive that no picture can do it justice. I choose to start with a tiny bit of it, which I thought very interesting at different times of day.

Sunrise at Bright Angel, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona,

The Colorado Plateau or American South West as they call it, was on our travel wish list for a while. We had two weeks to drive all around, trying to cover as much territory as we could and making almost a perfect circle starting with Grand Canyon and finishing somewhere around Kodachrome National Park and Zion, before going back to Los Angeles. And what a fabulous time we had!

It was said that Grand Canyon is so vast and impressive that no picture can do it justice. Well, it is true but this didn’t stop us from trying! So, we were there at sunrise and sunset and all day long… 🙂 Only It was so damn cold in the morning!

Cold at sunrise at Bright Angel Lodge, Grand Canyon, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA.

Cold at sunrise at Bright Angel Lodge

South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA. It was said that Grand Canyon is so vast and impressive that no picture can do it justice. Never mind, it did not stop us for trying!

Mojave Point, Grand Canyon, Arizona

South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA. It was said that Grand Canyon is so vast and impressive that no picture can do it justice. This did not stop us for trying...

Looking to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon

South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA. It was said that Grand Canyon is so vast and impressive that no picture can do it justice. I choose to start with a tiny bit of it, which I thought very interesting at different times of day.

Sunrise at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world and provides the visitor with incomparable vistas. This World Heritage Site encompasses 446km ( for people like us that do not understand miles…) of Colorado River and adjacent uplands.

We were taking advantage of the hop on, hop off free shuttle buses that go all along Grand Canyon’s  South Rim.

Big thanks to the friendly people running these buses, for sending another bus to ‘save’ us and another 5 or 6 enthusiast photographers still there after sunset!

I have to say, living in Australia, it was an unusual experience for us to have ice on the windscreen in the morning we wanted to leave!

South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA. It was said that Grand Canyon is so vast and impressive that no picture can do it justice. Well this did not stop us fro trying...

Mather Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA.

Next Post: stay tuned for Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon!