Make no mistake – the Grand Canyon is spectacular. The shapes, the colors, the sheer size is simply awesome in the truest sense of the word. We were there only a short time, having arrived in the dark, had dinner, and slept and only after that, did we actually see the Canyon, as we woke up early to catch the sunrise at Mather Point. The photos don't do it justice.
We spent the better part of the day visiting various areas of the Canyon, even including a short hike down off the rim on the South Kaibab Trail before driving out via the East Gate. The weather was chilly, but beautiful and crowds were sparse, making this a wonderful time to have visited.
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