Great Western Vacation-Day 10- June 20th- South Rim of The Grand Canyon- Mather Point

After spending Day 9 of the vacation at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we drove 3 hours to the south and would stay in Flagstaff, Arizona. I had originally wanted on the way from the Grand Canyon to Flagstaff to drive up to Monument Valley which is beautiful. John Ford made nine westerns there back in the day. Even a scene in “Forrest Gump” was filmed there, the scene where he was running and then decided he was tired of running. Anyhow, we didn’t make that side trip because it was getting late.

Wednesday June 20th, Day 10 of our trip we left Flagstaff and drove a little over an hour north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 4/5ths of the people who visit the Grand Canyon visit the south rim. There is more to do at the south rim, more services, much more commercialized. There was a much larger crowd on this day at the south rim then we faced the day before but it wasn’t like it was an overwhelming crowd. There are so many viewpoints and so much to do everyone isn’t concentrated in one or two areas.

After parking the car near the visitor center we walked out to Mather Point. Mather Point is the place where most people get their first view of the magnificent Grand Canyon.