Sunrise: Grand Canyon from Above

Grand CanyonLiving in the southwest means I can to take all kinds of trips to places like the Grand Canyon, but I never thought I’d get to see that magical place at sunrise! For all the talk of gorgeous sunsets (for me, usually traveling along the coast of Costa Rica), it is sometimes easy to forget how special seeing the sun rise can be. For me, even though I am often awake when it is still dark, I haven’t been somewhere to actually watch the sun come up┬ásince my trip to Panama. So when I was invited to the Grand Canyon on an “early morning” trip, I jumped at the chance. Our private plane took off from the Boulder City airport at 5:30 am. And boy, was it worth it. Watching the horizon start to glow and then the sun shine over the magnificent Grand Canyon — as we flew overhead — left me awestruck.

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  1. Every time I’m up for sunrise I think I should make the effort every day…. but I love sleep!

  2. Gorgeous!

  3. A good sunrise is often better than a sunset… usually, because you get to have it all to yourself since everyone else is still sleeping.

  4. This sounds like such a special experience. I haven’t seen the Grand Canyon (yet!), but seeing it at sunrise must be even better than normal.

  5. Beautiful! I’ve been to the Grand Canyon several times, but I’ve never seen it from that perspective.

  6. That’s just beautiful!

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