Spring Break - Grand Canyon
Everyone was so excited to go to the Grand Canyon today. The nice thing about staying in Sedona was the fact that we were only an hour away from the Grand Canyon. We left pretty early from Sedona so that we would be on the trail before it got too hot outside. We parked at the Visitor Center near the Mather Point Overlook on the South Rim and got on a shuttle headed towards the South Kaibab Trailhead. The view of the canyon was absolutely stunning from the top of this trail. We headed down the steep descent until we got to the Ooh-ahh Point where the view of the eastern canyon opens up. The kids enjoyed the mile long switchbacks and fun trail up to this point. Knowing that we would have to climb up on the way back some of the kids wanted to turn around at the Ooh-ahh Point but we pushed on knowing that the next viewpoint was sure to be a winner. We continued on towards Cedar Ridge where there were bathrooms and an awesome ridge where we played and ate lunch. After spending an hour at this awesome viewpoint we headed back up the trail. To our surprise, we ascended faster up the trail than we descended down the trail. Our round-trip mileage ended up being around 3 miles. Back at the top we got back on the shuttle and headed back to the Visitor’s Center. We walked along the ridge trail and enjoyed some more gorgeous views from the top. We just couldn’t get enough of how magnificent the Grand Canyon was to look at. We walked along the ridge until we got to the Yavapai Geology Museum and then spent some time there. Inside the museum there was a model of the entire Grand Canyon. We were all shocked to see how big the canyon was from east to west. After looking around the museum for a while we took the shuttle back to our car and called it a day. What a great time we had exploring the Grand Canyon.
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