It's one of America's most gorgeous gems (that's not hidden anymore thanks to Instagram)! From the classic desert cactus road to the vast open cracks of the Grand Canyon, there are so many places to explore and today we're going GRAND.
My family and I drove from Hurricane, Utah to the Grand Canyon through the Kaibab Plateau to the North Rim Entrance. Not to be confused with the South Rim entrance. Or the West Rim where the glass skywalk is located. "The Skywalk is about 120 miles east of Las Vegas, NV, and 70 miles north of Kingman, AZ", according to the Skywalk's website. Book tickets here.
Driving the North Rim entrance, we saw a lot of buffalo.
They're so beautiful.
Also, at the North Rim, we found a gift shop, cabins, hiking trails and a beautiful view:
From the parking lot to trailhead to canyon, it took 5 minutes to walk and reach this incredible view. Most of the area is fenced off to protect visitors, but there are parts of the cliff raw exposed where you can stand and take one great big vast open breath of the Grand Canyon.
While researching the Grand Canyon, I just discovered the most interesting article about a missing ridge of rocks from the Grand Canyon disappearing and reappearing in Tasmania, Australia.
This was an easy trip to take my baby, husband & Grandma and Grandpa.
I highly recommend a road trip to the Grand Canyon!