2006 Titanium Travels travel blog

Vermillion Cliffs on the way to Jacob Lake

View from Cape Royal, North Rim, Grand Canyon

Beth at the North Rim

You can see the Colorado River in this picture

Angel's Window

It is really much more colorful in person

View from Roosevelt Point

From the walkway at the visitors center

The meadow on the way to North Rim

The burned forest between Jacob Lake and North Rim

We drove from the Meteor Crater to Jacob Lake, AZ on Thursday, July 27. It is a beautiful, scenic drive with painted desert a lot of the drive. After crossing Marble Canyon we were beside the Vermillion Cliffs for a lot of the drive. We stayed for 3 nights at Kaibab Camper Village in Jacob Lake. It is 40 miles north of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was a great campground and the first time we felt like were in the wilderness. It was in Kaibab National Forest and we had a view of the forest out of our window.

On Friday we drove to the Grand Canyon. There was a huge forest fire recently which burned thousands of acres of the forest. You can still smell it as you drive through it. Then you come to huge meadows surrounded by the forest.

There are several overlooks on a scenic drive and we went to all of them before going to the Visitor's center and lodge. There are even more trails and overlooks there.

The Grand Canyon is probably the most spectacular thing I've ever seen. It takes your breath away. The pictures don't do it justice at all. You can't appreciate the size of it unless you are there. It is truly amazing.

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