We finished our adventure with a show at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas, the Blue Man Group. There was lots of silliness and creative music. A great way to relax on our last night on the road.
On our way from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas we stopped at the Hoover Dam. We took a tour which included a movie about the making of the dam and a guided tour of the power plant, which was 500 feet down inside the dam. It is very impressive. The base of the dam is over 600 feet thick!Read more
This was our only hike during our short stay at the Grand Canyon. This trail goes all the way to the canyon floor, but had time to go down a half mile. It descends rapidly and has a number of switchbacks. The biggest challenge was dodging the mule droppings. It was nice to get a view below the rim.Read more
We had a very nice bus tour this morning and stopped at several viewpoints. Each stop had a different spectacular view of the canyon. The bus driver gave us a lot of interesting information along the way.Read more
Most of the day was spent traveling from Zion National Park to the Grand Canyon. We could not believe the grandness of the scenery the entire way - from high red rock cliffs to thick forests to vast desert plains in the shadows of mountains. We took some pictures, but they just don't capture the view well at all.
The pictures are of the Colorado River, one of the views on our drive, and a couple of the Grand Canyon when we arrived.Read more
This was one of the most amazing hikes we've ever taken! A one mile hike along the Virgin River then about three more miles IN the river going upstream. Some of it was along the banks because the water level was low. But often we we knee deep going against a strong current.
The cliffs on either side of us were incredible. They were so high that we couldn't get the whole scenery in one picture. We rented water shoes, neoprene socks, water pants and walking stick. It kept us warm and fairly dry.
After eight miles and five hours we were dead tired, but very happy we had this adventure!Read more