Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon Village, AZ)
Why visit the Grand Canyon? For activity junkies like us there’s the lure to hike, bike, mule ride, raft, whitewater, helicopter or experience land tours (bus, jeep or van). And, hello… how about just for its amazing landscape! Unfortunately, we had planned little time in the area and didn’t even know if the trip up would be doable. We’ve never been in Arizona for the winter and were worried about freezing weather… getting around in the RV. We called RV Parks closer to the Grand Canyon to ask what they expect the average temperatures would be around the time we would be in Arizona. It wasn’t looking good for RV Parks near the Grand Canyon. Instead, we opted to park our motorhome at Quail Ridge RV Park in Mayer, AZ. Then, trek up for a 1-day trip to the Grand Canyon via The Train. It worked out perfectly! We saved the RV engine + brakes from all the climbing / descending the mountain terrain via Hwy 17N.
Grand Canyon – South Rim
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
Forecast: Sunny – High 61°
Each way – 65 miles / 2 hours and 15 minutes via The Grand Canyon Railway
WARNING: There are no easy trails down the Grand Canyon! –U.S. National Park Service
There’s the mules and a rest house…
The Pygmy Forest
Scrub Jay Bird
Spotted Mule Deer enjoying the shade as our South Rim shuttle bus passed by.
The Best Backdrops for a Picnic
With only 3 hours and change at the Grand Canyon before we jump on The Train back to Williams, AZ, we opted not to waste any time dining at a restaurant. Instead we grab a few snacks at their Luncheonette and drinks then hop on the shuttle bus to find our picnic spot.
Easy Hike Around the South Rim and Portion of Bright Angel Trail
Complete Photo Gallery
QUESTION: When was the last time you’ve visited the Grand Canyon? If you haven’t seen it for yourself… what are you waiting for???