Experiencing the Grandeur of The Grand Canyon National Park

On our third day road tripping the western part of the US, we've visited the Grand Canyon National Park. We stayed for the night at the Historic Route 66 before hitting the road. The trip from Williams, Arizona to the National Park took an hour's drive.

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA
The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA

Entrance Fees

Private Vehicle entrance fee as of October 2015 is at $30 USD good for 1-7 days. The motorcycle entrance fee is $25 USD while the Bicycle/pedestrian entrance fee at $15 USD.

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA

There are many ways to enjoy the Grand Canyon National Park: trekking, camping to name a few. The husband and I opted for a few hours being tourists. You can find our mementos here: Grand Canyon Selects: A Photo Diary

The station ranger handed us a map and brochure of activities to do at the park during payment of the entrance fee.

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA
The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA


The Experience

The first time I saw the Grand Canyon I thought I'm seeing a huge hologram. It was so immense and magnificent, it looked unreal. It's as if my eyes are deceiving me. It was such a pleasing experience. My jaw literally dropped! 

It's been said the Grand Canyon is a must-visit in your lifetime. They are right in saying so! I'm so grateful to have witnessed such grandeur. That's one bucket list down baby.

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA

After our short visit to the Grand Canyon, we then headed off for a 2-3 hour drive to Page, Arizona. The drive boasts of fantastic scenic views of the canyons. One of which is the photo above from Desert View Drive. 

This is a good spot to stop and take photos or simply contemplate the beauty of the landscape. This place is not packed with loads and loads of tourists compared to that of Mather Point, referenced below. There's no need to stress yourself in a specific area to take photos because you won't have any competition. It's all yours to enjoy! 

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA
The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA

The experience is beyond words. The photos I took didn't do this breathtaking marvel any justice. You have to be there, basking in majesty and feeling the wonder.