Before arriving at the Grand Canyon, we watched the Noah Justice Awesome Science Grand Canyon episode. Tons of information about the science and history of it from a creation/Biblical standpoint. Mark fully geeked out at the plethora of science facts in Noah’s videos.
After sleeping at the Grand Canyon Camper Village RV park, we did some quick schoolwork and then hopped on the scooters and headed into the Grand Canyon National Park!
Our first view of the canyon was from Mathers Point.
We had spent the last four days seeing some incredible scenery and beautiful canyons, but this place was truly grand. We were left speechless at God’s creation.
We scooted over to the Kaibab trailhead and began our hike down to Ooh Ahh Point. We highly recommend if you are visiting the Grand Canyon, to take a few hours to get “below the rim.” It gives you a completely different perspective of the immensity of this park. We made our way down to Ooh Ahh Point, and while we had walked a mile and a half, we really just scratched the surface of the Canyon.
After hanging out at the point for a while and watching the mule trains come by, we decided to head back up.
Hiking tip from Mark: don’t wear 10 year old Chuck Taylor’s to hike down the Grand Canyon wall. 😂😂😂
Consider a pair of good hiking shoes, lots of water and some snacks before venturing down.
Bonus tip: If you are afraid of heights, this hike may not be ideal for you. 😂
Of course we took a minute to make friends with the mules!
After our hike, we rode up to see the Tusayan ruins and museum and then onto the Desert Watchtower.
It gave us an excellent view of the Canyon as well as the Colorado River.
We also saw a ton of elk! We only grabbed these shots as many of them we saw were while we were driving.
We finally made the chilly scooter ride back to our campsite. We were a little sunburnt, a little dusty, a little tired, but it was so worth it!