We had to plan long and hard to decide where to view sunset at the Grand Canyon.
We only had one chance to see it.
Our hotel was 1 1/2 hours away from the Grand Canyon and we knew we wouldn't wake up early enough the next day to take the long drive back for sunrise.
It was now or never.
After much debate, we finally settled on Mojave Point on the South Ridge. You have to take a bus to Mojave point, there are no public vehicles allowed this far West.
Hopi viewpoint may be the most recommended by park rangers, but it is very busy. We decided on Mojave because it not only allowed for unobstructed views up and down the canyon but also a super view of the Colorado River and Hopi Point itself.
Grand Canyon Sunset at Mojave Point
We were pleased with our vantage point for sunset over the canyon and would do it again.
The dramatic clouds from a threatening storm made for impressive colours in the sky.
We were worried that the sun would simply be a sliver of light in the sky, but exactly at the magic hour, she didn't disappoint and burst her rays through the narrow opening between the clouds and the canyon.
It was spectacular and allowed us to witness one of the most beautiful scenes on earth; sunset over the Grand Canyon.
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