Like most people, I had always wanted to see the Grand Canyon. The opportunity came in 2004 during a business trip that involved Las Vegas and Scottsdale, Arizona. Lo and behold, the Grand Canyon sat between them … but what a long, involved drive! Still, it was worth every mile to visit Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon – a triple play of National Parks – in one go.
The best approach to this famed spot was from Kanab, Utah to the North Rim, and although it was Memorial Day weekend there were still piles of snow all along the entrance road. My time there was much too short. I feel a need for a long Western States road trip coming on.