On our way to The Grand Canyon we pulled off the road to check out a creek to soak our feet and cool off.
There's one little town before the entrance to the park where there's a creepy old Flinstone "Diner" and gift shop along with an Inn and convenience store. We needed somewhere to eat so we waited until the Inn opened for dinner and we grabbed some marshmallows from the convenience store so we could roast them at our campsite.
In case you were wondering, we've been boondocking on local BLM lands and it's been working out nicely! And we're saving lots of money.
We camped about 5 miles from the park entrance. Our plan was to wake up at 5:30am and start our day with an early hike. We were way too tired. Lol we got up at 8:30am and got to the park by 9am.
The Grand Canyon, AZ
We filled up our water bottles at a free water station in the village market before heading to the visitors center to park. We wanted to do a Joe that wasn't too strenuous as we have so many more parks and hikes on our list.
Chris and I ended up walking along the south rim trail and stopping to hike down into the canyon for some dangerous and epic photo opportunities. We were in utter awe of the nature beauty all around us and how large the canyon actually was. Even driving miles and miles out of the park when we finished it just kept going!
We are definitely coming back to do some major hiking. The Havasupai 22 mile round trip hike is on our bucket list! We learned that people train for months to do that hike. Next time we'll be ready!
On our way out of Arizona, we stopped to take a glimpse at the epic view that is horseshoe bend! Its a 3/4 mile dirt road walk down to see it and there were tons of people but it was worth it. Until next time AZ! Now it's off to UTAH!