By itself, Grand Canyon National Park is a most memorable destination. However, the most unforgettable experience of our visit was our 2 day overnight trip down to Phantom Ranch and back on muleback. While about 5 million people a year visit the Grand Canyon, only a few percent ever venture below the rim. Less than 1% hike to the Colorado River and only 0.1% of visitors reach there by mule. Going down inside of the canyon gives one an entirely different perspective on this "wonder of the world" and really brings home its sheer size and uniqueness. I took many more photos on the way back up, as we stopped over 20 times to give the mules rest-stops. In contrast, we stopped barely 5 times on the way down.
Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Bright Angel trail, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, National Park, Phantom Ranch, South Kaibab Trail, mule ride