Williams, Arizona – Grand Canyon – Red Canyon – Bryce Canyon – Cedar City, Utah

6 09 2013

We left Williams early on August 9 and drove the 100km north to the Grand Canyon where we both walked along the Rim track and took the shuttle bus as far west along the Rim Road that we could. A visit to the Grand Canyon is something that I dreamt of doing as a child but despite having visited USA more than thirty five times had never got round to. I was not disappointed. Tick that off my bucket list. Of course, the caches we found were virtuals. Trail’s End Rest, Peace on the Rim and Grand Canyon Explorers.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Curious squirrel at Grand Canyon

Curious squirrel at Grand Canyon

Condors at Grand Canyon - with a 3 m wingspan

Condors at Grand Canyon – with a 3 m wingspan

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - Colorado River in the distance

Grand Canyon – Colorad River in the distance


Benchmark at Grand Canyon

Benchmark at Grand Canyon

From here we continued on to Kanab where we stayed the night. On the way we found a couple of really interesting places both with their own virtual caches. First out was Historic Navajo Bridge followed closely by Cliff Dweller.

New Navajo bridge

New Navajo bridge

The colorado River running from the Navajo Bridge

The colorado River running from the Navajo Bridge

Benchmark at Navajo Bridge

Benchmark at Navajo Bridge

Rock dwelling near Navajo Bridge

Rock dwelling near Navajo Bridge

Kanab, known as Utah’s Little Hollywood offered us a series of seven caches including Utah’s Little Hollywood Series #2. It was good to find some real caches after all the last days virtuals. From Kanab we continued on through Red Canyon

Rock dwelling near Kanab

Rock dwelling near Kanab

Red Canyon

Red Canyon

Red Canyon

Red Canyon

Hoodoo in Red Canyon

Hoodoo in Red Canyon

Road arch in Red Canyon

Road arch in Red Canyon

Red Canyon

Red Canyon

to Bryce Canyon. This is just as impressive as Grand Canyon but in a completely different way. It has a surrealistic touch to it.

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Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Caves eroded out of Bryce Canyon stone

Caves eroded out of Bryce Canyon stone

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Benchmark at Bryce Canyon

Benchmark at Bryce Canyon

After the visual overload of seeing both the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon on consecutive days we arrived at Cedar City. This was quite a large town but we found that it had no true centre. Weird.

Main Street, Cedar City

Main Street, Cedar City

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7 09 2013
neihtn2012

Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing.




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