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DAY 19 Sunday 19 May NORTH RIM GRAND CANYON to LAS VEGAS

From National Parks to the Gambling Capital of the United States- LAS VEGAS

Yesterday afternoon we arrived at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the State of Arizona. We were entranced by the splendour and grandeur of the Grand Canyon.

The North rim of the Grand Canyon is in Arizona and is far less developed than the South Rim. There is only one lodge with many cabins and an RV Park. The area was only opened for the season about five days ago and is already booked out.
We stayed in Cabin number 46 - out of about 200 cabins.
The Lodge, North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Lodge, North Rim of the Grand Canyon

View from The Lodge, North Rim of the Grand Canyon

View from The Lodge, North Rim of the Grand Canyon

View from The Lodge, North Rim of the Grand Canyon

View from The Lodge, North Rim of the Grand Canyon

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We took the nature trail to Bright Angel Point. This was a walk of only a quarter mile but it was an up and down trail that was perilously close to the edge on one side and on occasion both sides. What a view!
Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon


Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Nature Trail, Bright Angel Point North Rim of the Grand Canyon

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We were able to take in fantastic views at sunset after which we had an excellent late dinner at the Lodge. The dining hall was reminiscent of a dinner we had in an Irish Castle with its large banquet hall.
Sunset North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Sunset North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Sunset North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Sunset North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Sunset North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Sunset North Rim of the Grand Canyon

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This morning we woke early to an amazing view of the Grand Canyon in the time just after daylight. As we are around 9 700 feet the morning was quite cool.
Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim - trees can grow out of rock

Early morning Grand Canyon, North Rim - trees can grow out of rock

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We travelled through the Piute National Monument on our way to Las Vegas. We went through a number of small towns settled by the Mormons.
Drive out of Grand Canyon - deer

Drive out of Grand Canyon - deer

Town of Hurricane on the way to Las Vegas

Town of Hurricane on the way to Las Vegas

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Mid afternoon we arrived in Las Vegas. Our accommodation was at Harrahs on the Strip. We signed up for The Rat Pack Show with dinner.

Posted by Kangatraveller 17:16

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