Saturday, September 5, 2009

Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon... how did it get its name? Because it is Grand of Course! Wrong! The river that carves Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, was once called the Grand River. Don't get me wrong, it certainly is grand! In fact it is 277 miles in length, 8-16 miles wide, and nearly 6000 feet at its deepest! That's pretty grand.

Our favorite part of the park to visit is the North Rim. It is a much quieter section of the park. You'll often see deer meandering through the parking lots and along the rim. Beautiful birds and the elusive Kaibab Squirrel frequent the campground. And of course there is the changing colors of the canyon at sunrise or sunset from the lodge. Truly serene.

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