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Grand Canyon: the masked goon years.
Grand Canyon: the masked goon years.

Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

A benchmark of any legendary attraction -- Stonehenge, the Eiffel Tower -- is measured in how many imitations trail in its wake. The Grand Canyon, despite its ponderous size, has copycats, too -- eager to bask in its name and attendant imagery (Grand Canyon of Mississippi, etc.). Some people hike to the bottom of the Canyon; most are content to pose family and friends at one of its many scenic overlooks, snap some pictures, and check it off their bucket list.

Mid-20th century Grand Canyon.
Mid-20th century Grand Canyon.

As a gauge of the Canyon's size: if you want to drive from South Rim Village to North Rim Village, it's 220 miles and roughly five hours.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park

S. Entrance Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park. I-40 exit 165. Drive north 58 miles on Hwy 64/S. Entrance Rd, which takes you to the south rim of the Canyon.
$25.00 per car
RA Rates:
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Lucky Nose of Famous Bronze BurroLucky Nose of Famous Bronze Burro, North Rim, AZ - 10 mi.
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