Considered by many to be one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Grand Canyon National Park seems to be a bucket list destination for people from all over the world.
The canyon stretches for 277 miles and at its widest, it spans 18 miles.
During our Utah national parks road trip, Berty and I weren’t initially planning to visit because it was too far away.
Though, being so close and hating to miss an opportunity, we took a long detour to see this amazing park one afternoon.
In this short post, we’re sharing pictures from our gorgeous sunset view!
Visiting Grand Canyon National Park
Where were we before this?
Visiting the Grand Canyon National Park was the southernmost point of our Utah road trip last March.
We were making our way south through the east side of Utah, made a quick detour down to Arizona, and after this, we would work our way up the west side.
We were taking photographs for a few companies along the way, but for the most part, this was a trip that Berty and I had wanted to do for a long time!
It was nice to get back on the road and explore new places together!
Here are some posts we’ve written on this particular trip:
- Top 10 Most Iconic Destinations In The American Southwest
- Hiking Zion’s Dangerous Angels Landing
- Car Camping 101: The Complete Guide To Sleeping In Your Car
- How To Spend 24 Hours In Arches National Park
- Sunset At Canyonlands National Park
The Day’s Plans
Our original plan was to explore the South Kaibab trail, but we arrived too late in the day to venture that far into the canyon.
We spent some time walking along the paved rim trails and stopping frequently to take pictures and watch people climb up and down the winding canyon trail.
After a while, we got tired of the crowds (I know, they are still around in March!!) so we wandered to Yaki point in search of the perfect sunset spot!
We were pretty excited when we found this rock that overlooked the canyon.
We sat for quite some time watching the smoky sun rays illuminate the canyon and all its jagged features. We’ve never seen colors so rich!
The oranges of the sun and blues of the coming shadows created such a beautiful combination.
Before the sun completely set, we spent some time playing with the light. I’m pretty sure we spent at least 10 minutes getting the perfect jump, and the light was so perfectly placed! Poor Berty had to keep climbing up the rock and jumping down!
As the sun set, we started to hear the howling of coyotes! We stayed silent for some time and listened to their calls in the blue hour.
This day wasn’t as “adventurous” as we thought it would be, but rather it turned into a beautiful slow evening together just watching the sunset.
It wasn’t what either of us was expecting, but it was exactly what Berty and I needed to reflect on the trip so far and prepare for what was ahead on our journey.
We are so grateful to be able to travel and see the world with one another. 🙂
Have you ever visited Grand Canyon National Park? Share your experience with us in the comments below!
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