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Visiting the Grand Canyon

On our second day in Arizona, we decided to drive to Grand Canyon National Park. We stopped by Williams, AZ where we grabbed a quick brunch and were greeted by a winter wonderland.

We almost canceled our drive because we didn’t expect snow so the cars weren’t equipped. However, after some reassurance from the locals that the roads would be safe, we decided to go on with our trip and I’m glad we did!

Even during the holidays, the park was packed! When we finally got settled in, we hiked over to the overlook point and enjoyed the beautiful sight. Unfortunately, due to the government shutdown, most trails in the park were blocked off (due to lack of staff and for safety reasons) so we took in the view of the canyon at Mather Point as much as we could.

We spent a good hour before heading back into town with our frozen and pink noses. Our group decided to have lunch at Big E Steakhouse and Saloon and bought some souvenirs at the nearby trading post. Once we wrapped up, we drove back to Kingman and spent the night relaxing.

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  • Nancy
    February 24, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Oooh! I love that you’re super one with nature!! It’s great that your cars could make it fine because the views were worth it!! I think I rather come during the winter than summer so I can avoid the heat, hehe. The lunch sounds delicious! Glad you enjoyed your time out there!! ♥♥♥

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  • Whristopher Cilson
    February 24, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Looks fantastic! Looks like you guys got to go at the perfect time of year.
    It looks so awesome with the snow frosting on the rocks!

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  • Roger
    February 24, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Wonderful photographs. I have always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Alice
    February 24, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    It’s such a shame that a lot of it was shut off but LOOK at those views!! The Grand Canyon looks and sounds absolutely incredible, it’s definitely near the top of my bucket list and I’m extremely excited to visit one day. You guys look so happy and it sounds like you had a great time and some yummy food!
    Alice Xx

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  • Kathrine Eldridge
    February 24, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    I loved visiting the Grand Canyon! It’s so majestic. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics.

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  • Sophie Wentworth
    February 24, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Those views are incredible!! My mum went to the Grand Canyon when I was younger and I’m so jealous I didn’t get to go on that trip with her. It’s a shame that the shutdown meant the trails weren’t an option, but safety is obviously way more important. I’m glad the snow didn’t ruin it for you! x

    Sophie
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  • Emily
    February 24, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    I can’t remember the last time I visited the Grand Canyon haha. When I was younger I hiked rim to rim! It was such an incredible experience. Sounds like you had a great visit!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

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  • Dani
    February 24, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Wow! What a beautiful sight! Glad you were all safe and sound.

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  • Mercy
    February 24, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Oh wow, I can’t believe it can get cold in Arizona with ice on the mountains. Nice to see your post and know about it.

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  • Morgan
    February 24, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Beautiful! I am sure the pictures don’t do it justice, but they are amazing. I have always wanted to go but am extremely afraid of heights and think I would have a difficult time. So crazy that it was snowy!

    Glad to check out your blog!

    -Morgan @ http://www.mommyaboveall.com

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  • Yaya
    February 24, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Lovely post!! I’m finally getting to the Grand Canyon next month as I’m visiting my brothers in Phoenix 🙂

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  • Deborah Kos
    February 24, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    I have never been to the Grand Canyon. It is a place I really want to see. It looks so breathtaking. Eventually, I will get there!

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  • Jessica
    February 24, 2019 at 7:34 PM

    Oh my goodness this mountains are soooo gorgeous!!! 🙌🏽✨ what a FUN TRIP !!
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  • Mani
    February 25, 2019 at 1:17 AM

    Gosh, those views are absolutely beautiful! I’d love to visit the Grand Canyon one day! 😍

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  • Bexa
    February 25, 2019 at 2:19 AM

    Wow, those photos!! This looks like an amazing experience, Eena! I’m so glad you had a lovely time even though some trails were closed. It sounds like an awesome day out with absolutely stunning scenery and incredible views! Thanks for sharing your adventure! <3 xx

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  • Simone
    February 25, 2019 at 4:53 AM

    I loved to visit Grand Canyon so much! What an impressive sight. I could sit for hours and just stare at those beautiful rocks.

    xx Simone
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  • Alexx
    February 25, 2019 at 8:22 AM

    Your pictures are so stunning. I’m always in awe of how beautiful nature is. Like, I know it’s beautiful. And then I see pictures and I’m like how can it be that beautiful?! The Grand Canyon has always been on my bucket list! I’m glad you didn’t let a little bit of snow cancel your amazing trip!

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  • Christine Kong
    February 25, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    Wow this is amazing. I’ve actually never been to the Grand Canyon but it’s definitely on my list of places to see. It looks so majestic and I can’t even imagine how much more beautiful it is in person. What an incredible experience.

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  • Jenny in Neverland
    February 25, 2019 at 9:07 AM

    Wow. Those views are utterly breathtaking. I’d love to visit the Grand Canyon – I’m very jealous. I love the snow too so you went at basically my ideal time!

    Jenny
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  • Hanaa Chutoo
    February 25, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    These pictures look so good and I just love how genuinely happy you are, I can see a glow on your face ♥️

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  • Lisa McLachlan
    February 25, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Oh wow, those photos and views are absolutely amazing. The air must be like champagne up there, so clean and refreshing. I love your hiking posts, Eena, they are so gorgeous to look at and so inspirational to read. Thank you for sharing this one too 🙂

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  • Chloe
    February 25, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    I would absolutely love to visit the Grand Canyon one day! It’s a shame some of the routes were closed but I’m glad you still managed to get to see it! You also have some beautiful pictures here that I’m sure will help you to remember your trip! xx
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  • What Corinne Did
    February 25, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    The grand canyon looks absolutely amazing! so majestic and such a wonder of nature! it must be so amazing to see it in real life!

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  • Aimsy
    February 25, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    What a beautiful place the Grand Canyon looks! It’s somewhere I would love to visit, and your photos make me want to visit all the more.
    Sounds like a great day out, despite the strike and snow!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
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  • Chloe Osborn
    February 25, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Wow amazing photos! I’d love to visit the Grand Canyon one day. I’m glad the snow didn’t stop your visit, I didn’t even know it was capable of snowing there!

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  • Joan Senio
    February 25, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    These photographs are absolutely amazing. I have never before had the Grand Canyon on my travel bucket list, but after reading this post and seeing these beautiful pictures, I think I have to add it! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Joan Senio
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  • Sarah
    February 25, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Wow you’re pictures are amazing! I’m jealous- the Grand Canyon is one of my must-see places and I haven’t made it there yet. Hopefully soon!

    Sarah | getupgetaway.com

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  • Shannon Barrett
    February 25, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    This looks so beautiful and amazing! Your pictures are truly beautiful. I’ve never been to the USA but the Grand Canyon is high on my bucket list of places I want to visit. Great post!

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  • Andrew Comte
    February 25, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    I love the element of snow that was part of the trip. Makes for some really cool photos of the Grand Canyon.

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  • Maria
    February 25, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Your photos are breath taking! Sucks that you couldn’t explore some of the trails but seemed well worth it.

    xo, Maria
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  • Anaïs N.
    February 25, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    Those pictures are AMAZING!!! I’m glad you didn’t cancel, it seems like you had a great time!!
    I’ve got a friend who went there last year and she sent me so many pictures that really want me to go there asap! Maybe one day haha xx

    Anaïs | http://anais-n.com

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  • Soph
    February 26, 2019 at 5:02 AM

    Oh wow, the Grand Canyon has been on my travel bucket list for ages- these photos are absolutely stunning! It’s really interesting to hear that the government shutdown affected the accessibility too- you don’t think of these things do you?!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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  • Alice v
    February 26, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    The hike looks like so much fun!

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  • Laura
    February 26, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    All of these photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    Xoxo,
    Laura // afinnontheloose.com

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  • Zorica
    February 27, 2019 at 2:28 AM

    This is definitely on my bucket list visits.
    xx
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  • Merel
    February 27, 2019 at 5:25 AM

    The grand canyon looks amazing!!

    X Merel
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  • Nina
    February 27, 2019 at 6:47 AM

    Woww! I need to go! I hope you had a great time!
    Have a great day! xx

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  • Jessica
    February 27, 2019 at 7:06 AM

    Such a breathtaking place indeed. Lovely photos dear, thanks for sharing!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  • Ashley Firth
    February 27, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Your photos are amazing! What a fabulous bucket list item! It’s odd, I never envisaged snow at the Grand Canyon! The snow does make it look even more spectacular though! I’m glad you managed to get to see this wonderful landmark, despite all the setbacks and obstacles in your way. Thank you for sharing xxx

    Ashley
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  • Sarah Winton
    February 27, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Wow! Your photos are wonderful! Looks like you had a great time!

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  • Britt K
    February 27, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    We saw the Grand Canyon for the first time in 2017, despite having vacationed in Las Vegas previously. I am SO happy we made the trip because the views are absolutely breathtaking, aren’t they? I hadn’t thought about how the government shutdown affecting what would be available. I’m glad you were able to make the most of it anyway!

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  • Bettie
    February 28, 2019 at 2:33 AM

    Wow so beautiful. Would love to visit the Grand Canyon one day. It always looks so amazing/beautiful

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  • Missy May
    February 28, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    A place I want to visit some day. Its so grand like its name.

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  • Tas
    February 28, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    I love the Grand Canyon! It is unbelievably beautiful! Hope you had fun!

    Tas
    http://www.thediaryoflife.com

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  • Kara
    March 1, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful places! I’ve been there twice and it’s just incredible. But that’s good that the snow didn’t stop you from seeing it! Your photos are beautiful too!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  • Ashley Sugimoto
    March 1, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Ahh! I’ve never seen the grand canyon at this time of year! Great photos!

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  • Heather Rowland
    March 2, 2019 at 12:12 AM

    Oh wow this is STUNNING! The Grand Canyon is on my bucket list and it looks absolutely incredible – I’d love to visit someday! Thank you for sharing such gorgeous photos 🙂

    Heather xoxo
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  • Radi
    March 3, 2019 at 1:03 AM

    I love this place. I have visited twice and would totally go again. It’s so grand and breathtaking!

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  • The Exclusive Beauty Diary
    March 3, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Grand Canyon is so amazing and breathtaking! I really can’t believe how nature can be magnificent!

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  • Anouk
    March 4, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    I can’t believe that I’ve been to the Grand Canyon three times. Seems so far away when I look at your pictures. Thanks for sharing,

    ANOUK

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  • Anna
    March 5, 2019 at 6:30 AM

    Those views!!! Hope to visit Grand Canyon one day! Sorry to hear some of the trails in the park were blocked off! Anyway, it looks like you´ve enjoyed the view of the canyon at Mather Point! Great photos!

    Have a great week!
    Anna
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  • Shannon
    March 5, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Gorgeous photos here. I wish I could visit the grand canyon.

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  • Chynna
    March 6, 2019 at 6:34 AM

    Grand Canyon in on my bucket list! Would love to visit one day. Looks like you had tonnes of fun – beautiful photos 🙂 xx

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  • Sara
    March 6, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Eena, I would love to visit the Grand Canyon. When did you visit?

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  • Valerie
    March 6, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Wow, I’m loving these photos you took of the Grand Canyon! I’m just always in awe of how amazing this park is! It is too bad that you couldn’t access most of the trails, but that view of the point is breathtaking!

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  • Milenka
    March 8, 2019 at 5:36 AM

    The Grand Canyon looks simply breathtaking. I’d love to visit one day but I can imagine getting very overwhelmed!

    Milenka x
    Blushing Lately

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  • Pauline
    March 10, 2019 at 12:18 AM

    I’m so glad that you didn’t cancel because of the snow! It looks like you ended up having a fantastic time – photos are amazing 😊 You always inspire me to get out more and explore nature!

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  • Mica
    March 14, 2019 at 3:00 AM

    How magical! I’d love to see this one day! 🙂 It’s a shame you didn’t get to hike the trails but so good you got to go experience it in person, it always looks amazing in photos, just like you’ve captured here.

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

    Away From The Blue

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  • Dasynka
    March 14, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    I wish I will visit this place one day! Through your pics it look incredible! Such an inspo!
    xx Dasynka
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  • Michelle
    March 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    It looks beautiful!! I’ve never been, but I would love to go. Your photos are beautiful!

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  • Jenny
    March 18, 2019 at 2:31 AM

    Wow!!! I am so jealous!! I would love to go to see the Grand Canyon and the national park. I had no idea it got so cold there, snow doesn’t look right there haha. It should be hot and desert-y right?! Your pictures are stunning, I’m moving it up on my bucket list 🙂

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  • Desi
    March 18, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Awww those photos are so beautiful! You look like you are having so much fun.

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  • aditi oberoi malhotra
    March 21, 2019 at 11:51 PM

    It looks amazing. I’ve never been there but I really want to, after seeing this post.
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