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Day 10 Monument Valley - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff (448 Km.)

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Monument Valley: In the Monument Valley are the Mittens, monoliths that are characterized by a thin column separated from the central body. The sunset is really fantastic in this environment since the last rays of the sun confer beautiful shades.

Monument Valley
Monument Valley
Monument Valley
Monument Valley - Three sisters
Monument Valley
Monument Valley

(in 318 Km.) Grand Canyon: Appoint Arizona immediately evoke one of the seven wonders of the World: world, the Grand Canyon. Maybe the spirits revered by the Indians who have inhabited this spot for centuries help create that environment so special. With nearly 2 km deep, and between 7 and 30 km wide is home to a variety of shapes, colors and brightness that are impossible to reproduce. This huge chasm arouses feelings that go beyond the heart. Its red sands are changing colors as the sun heats or cool the pinnacles that dot the landscape seem to touch the sky creating on the inside of one the impression of being very close to real force that moves the universe.

The possibilities for travel are varied, on foot, by mule, overfly by helicopter or plane, travel by boat on the Colorado River, by car, bus or in the recently restored steam trains.

The South Rim, the southern shore of the canyon, is the most visited area and has many facilities including the Grand Canyon Village, which will give you all sorts of information about the Canyon. You can spend the night at Phantom Ranch, at the foot of the canyon. The North Rim, the north shore, is less visited and less available services, but offers many breathtaking views and is a quiet place to camp during the summer. It is open from mid-May until the snows arrive, about mid-October. The South rim is open all year. The distance that separates these two areas of the canyon is 345 km, can make the journey by car or on foot, then take two Days. You can see wild animals (deer, rodents, crows).

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

The best place to go on foot to see sunrise is Mather Point, on the south side. The highest point of this side is the Desert View (2.500mhigh), which tend to see the evening groups of tarantulas returning to the heat of the canyon during the night. To the east are the great plains of the Navajo Nation, northeast Vermillion and Echo Cliffs and Navajo Mountain to the west and the peaks of Vishnu and Buddha Temples. Little Colorado Gorge passes through the plains and at the edge of the canyon is the Desert View Watchtower, decorated with paintings of the Hopi. On the south side are also the ruins of the Anasazi, Tusayan Ruin.

Inside the canyon, the most popular trail is the Bright Angel, a good way to find out the gun inside and enjoy the various ecosystems that exist there. Do not attempt to travel in a Day, as it would be exhausting. When you arrive in Plateau Point will get a great panoramic view of the terrain. Some of these paths were set by the miners, following ancient Indian routes. Those who wishing to make rafting on the exciting Colorado River must go to Lee´s Ferry.

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

The Havasupai Indian Reservation is located inside the Grand Canyon, this remote and idyllic oasis is home to the 300 members of the Havasupai Indian tribe, where the native culture still retained as in the past . There are a number of impressive waterfalls as Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls, most of the trails are to travel on foot or by mule and are guided by the havasupais.

Even today you can hear the melodic songs and repetitive of the Indian tribes throughout Arizona, especially in Indian Country, in the northwestern state. Directed by Indian tribes, is a kind of Indian autonomy in which the Navajo, the Hopi and Apache together by adapting the traditions of his race with the most modern.

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

(in 130 Km.) Flagstaff. Sleeping in this town, in a Motel 6.

 

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