The last leg of our trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon always seems to be the most scenic. We left Flagstaff around 9:00 a.m. and arrived at our campsite at the North Rim about 2:30 p.m. We stopped once for fuel at Cameron, then for lunch at Jacob’s Lake. The weather was beautiful with not much wind, which was a plus. Here are some pictures of the scenic beauty along the way:
If you look very closely, you will see a house in the center of this photo. It will give you some idea of the scale of those cliffs–they are HUGE! Could you imagine living in that house, out in the desert?
This is Marble Canyon, on Highway 89A in Arizona. It is absolutely gorgeous.
Crossing over the Colorado River on Navhjo Bridge. This marks the far eastern edge of the Grand Canyon.
and here is your one minute video of the Vermillion Cliffs in Arizona:
After lunch we headed south on Highway 67 headed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. There was snow in the higher elevations, but it looks like it has been melting quickly.
The higher we went on the Kaibab Plateau, the more snow there was. Still, there wasn’t nearly as much snow as last year.
Last year, the snow was taller than our RV at the entrance station. This year, it wasn’t nearly as high, but it was still cold. The gate doesn’t open to the public until May 15th each year.