We’d always wanted to see the Grand Canyon for the first time. We had already driven up and over to the North Rim, an area visited by only 1 out of every 8 visitors to the Grand Canyon and where we saw the vast deep chasm on a quiet overcast autumn afternoon. The following day we retraced our route from Marble Canyon, past Vermilion Cliffs and Echo Cliffs, onto Cameron and west to Desert View. Apart from a few puffy clouds, there was abundant sunshine and blue skies to accompany the reds, oranges, browns, and (low-season) crowds.
Not only does this northeast facing view from the South Rim provides us with our second sighting of the Grand Canyon, but also adds a complementary perspective of the Little Colorado junction, Desert Facade, and Marble Platform, all seen the previous day from the North Rim.
Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, 🇺🇸 - 14 Oct 2018 (HL, c6d img tag 95826).