National Park

Winning road signs on the i40.

Our drive from Joshua Tree to Grand Canyon covered a span of Historic Route 66. Unfortunately, it was pouring torrentially the entire time and I was unable to take any photos of the amazing relics of Americana along the road. We did, however, stop at Grand Canyon Caverns just before reaching the National Park. I'm pretty convinced it's a cover for some kind of serial killer lair.

We arrived at Grand Canyon on December 23rd. The road into the park and Desert View Drive were both covered in snow.

At higher ground, the canyon overlooks were snow covered, as well, with low fog obscuring many of the views. This was my first view of the Grand Canyon.

There was a man in flip-flops at Duck on a Rock overlook. I'm just saying.

Moran Point

This was the first vista point where the fog cleared, allowing us these stunning views of the canyon and the Colorado River cutting through it.

Lipan Point

The fog here was intense when we first arrived. I tried to capture anything I could, then suddenly the fog just drifted away and we had these incredible views.

The Colorado River from Desert View

After driving back along Desert view, we stopped at some gift shops and then continued on to Hermit Road.

Hopi and Mohave Points were my two favorite overlooks. I probably could have photographed each of them for hours.

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