Sunset Over the Grand Canyon

Sometimes the highlight of a good vacation is catching a beautiful sunset. And it doesn’t hurt when the landscape is as epic as the Grand Canyon. So for this week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge, I remembered our trip in 2017 and the sunset over the South Rim.

This was our second visit to the Grand Canyon – the first was a drive-by many years before. On this November trip we spent two nights in the park which gave us the opportunity to enjoy both sunrise and sunset.

The first morning we joined the crowds at the Mather Point Overlook to watch the sun come up.

Later that night we gathered at the same spot to watch it go down again.

But the next day we asked a ranger for his favorite place to watch the sunset and he recommended Yaki Point a short distance east. So we left the crowds behind and made the walk from East Rim Drive. The show started after 5:00 and peaked a half hour or so later.

It remains one of my favorite sunsets and a great memory of our time at the Grand Canyon. Sometimes it pays to ask.

~ Susanne

23 Comments on “Sunset Over the Grand Canyon

  1. Oh my heavens, what a slice of heaven, Susanne! Smart of you to ask the Ranger for his favorite spot! How cool to camp a couple of days then plan your photo ops! Really gorgeous! I can’t wait to go back but it will likely be next winter!

    • It was great staying in the park a few days.. The drive-by years earlier didn’t do it justice. Seeing these pictures makes me want to pack my bags and head there again! But it probably won’t happen this year. 😊

  2. It doesn’t matter how many photos I have seen of the Grand Canyon, I never tire of its magnificence.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Oh my goodness, these pictures are amazing!! You certainly did find the perfect spot.

  4. Lovely photos. I wouldn’t mind visiting the Grand Canyon again. So many parts I haven’t seen.

    • Thanks so much. It was great to stay a few days and explore, and of course catch the sunset. Makes me want to go back. 😊

  5. Asking advice really paid off for you, that sunset looks amazing with the dead trees silhouetted against the sky!

  6. I love the Grand Canyon! I’ve only been there once, at the age of about 13, but the whole concept just amazes me! As always your photos are awesome, too!

    • Thanks so much! I’m glad we got to spend some time in the park. I loved soaking in the changing colors throughout the day, and especially at sunset! 😍

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