Review in Pictures – The Grand Canyon South Rim
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is possibly the most impressive site that I’ve ever seen. President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in preserving this national park over a hundred years ago. Said to be over 17 million years old, the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is probably one of my all time favourite destinations in America.
We recently met my Sister and brother in-law in Phoenix, Arizona and embarked on a road trip together that spaned two impressive states, Arizona and Utah. The incredible scenery changes from desert sands and cactus lined roads in Arizona to impressive mountain ranges and dense green forests in Utah, with the mighty 446km long and 29km wide canyon in between dividing the two states.
It seems almost impossible to take a picture that truly encapsulates the size, scope and beauty of the canyon but we made some great attempts. It’s truly a mesmerising place and should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Grand Canyon Weather
The canyon is famed for having different seasons in the same location. During winter the high peaks will attract frost and snow as it shares its elevation with Utah. Yet lower in the canyon where the Colorado River carves its way through will find temperatures similar to other desert areas of Arizona. Ranging from over 35 degrees in summer and minus 15 in wnter, this is one area where dressing for the season is recommended.