I was very excited to visit the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Though I probably set my expectations a little too high, as I was pretty disappointed…
I only spent a day at the park and the weather wasn’t that great, which probably contributed to my disappointment. The view from one of the viewpoints is definitely amazing, but it looked pretty much the same from all the other viewpoints.
It was pretty cold that day, probably in the 30s, and it was snowing a little bit. It was mostly cloudy and quite foggy so the views probably weren’t as great as they should’ve been. The hiking trails were also pretty icy, so I didn’t do much hiking. I hiked down about half a mile from the Bright Angel Trail and went back up as it doesn’t look like the views would change that much unless I go all the way down to the Colorado River. But there was a warning on the trail that if you’re planning on hiking all the way to not expect to be back in one day and I definitely wasn’t prepared for that.
It looks like there are rafting tours you can take as well but there aren’t any tours operating this time of the year. Plus I think the length is a minimum of 3 days. I have a feeling though that doing the river rafting would give the best experience and views of the canyon. Maybe I’ll come back here in a few years and do it the right way, allowing more time to really explore it.