Considering a visit to the Grand Canyon? A visit there can and should be tied in with a visit to other parts of the western United States especially if you are planning a fly/drive travel experience. Consider some of these options in planning your vacation.
Southern Utah’s Desert Scenery. Some of the best desert scenery in the world, this option includes all five of Utah’s national parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef) plus the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Consider taking the time to stop also at Dead Horse Point State Park, Lake Powell, and/or the Hoover Dam. Back in the mid-1990s, I was fortunate enough to take a 12-day camping trip where I spent time at four of the five national parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Lake Powell. While I probably will never get to experience the fun of tent camping again I do look forward to one day sharing with Mark the beauty of southern Utah and the expansive views of the Grand Canyon.
Land of Enchantment. Consider starting in New Mexico and tying incredible art, scenery, and culture into a trip to the Grand Canyon. Visit Carlsbad Caverns and its stalactites and then continue to Albuquerque. If you go in October (this year October 5-13, 2019), you’ll get to see the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Festival. Each year balloon teams from more than 50 countries around the world participate in the event. The Mass Ascension is an awesome sight to see!
These are just a few of the options available to you in planning your trip to the Grand Canyon. When you are ready to head west, contact me and I will help you plan a memorable experience including the Grand Canyon. Just be aware that if you want to stay in the Grand Canyon you will need to schedule your stay at least a year ahead of time especially if you are going in the summer.
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