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Photo Adventure : Visiting the East Rim of the Grand Canyon in the Winter

Photo Adventure : Visiting the East Rim of the Grand Canyon in the Winter

I loved the East Rim of the Grand Canyon!  Unlike the South Rim, there is a great open view of the river below, as well as the historic Desertview Watchtower building to check out.

What I could have done without was the snowstorms and cold!  It was around 7 degrees when I took these photos, and my hands were freezing as I gripped the camera.  The snow and icy made the trails dicey for a family with young kids.  While I loved our visit there, I think our next one will be when it is warmer and we are able to better experience everything the East Rim of the Grand Canyon has to offer.

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Our first view of the Colorado River from the East Rim of the Grand Canyon

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A closer look at the Colorado River

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The view along the rim of the Grand Canyon along with a dusting of snow

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A snowstorm approaching the East Rim of the Grand Canyon

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A snowy view of the East Rim of the Grand Canyon

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The historic Desertview Watchtower on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon


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Inside the Desertview Watchtower

Some of the art inside the East Rim’s Desertview Watchtower

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The gorgeous winter view from the Desertview Watchtower on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon

  1. Muza-chan 14 March, 2013

    Great photos 🙂

  2. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista 14 March, 2013

    All of your pictures are wonderful but that last one is spectacular! I’ve enjoyed a couple trips wandering around the grand canyon and would enjoy doing it again.

  3. budget jan 14 March, 2013

    What a truly amazing place the Grand Canyon is. It was interesting seeing the views of the other rim. All of the photos are great, but if I had to choose just one it would be the snowy view of east rim. Cheers.

  4. Seana - Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel 14 March, 2013

    Beautiful shots, I didn’t know you could get snow there. The views are very majestic, take the breath away material.

  5. Average Traveller 14 March, 2013

    Thanks for the pics. I’ve been to Vegas many times but never made the trek out to the Grand Canyon. I can’t wait to see this in person some day soon!

  6. Maria Alexandra @Latinabroad 14 March, 2013

    So stunning. I would love to take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon! I still can’t believe I haven’t made it that far West yet… even though I have visited over 20 countries around the world. Funny how the beautiful things on our own backyard are the ones that we see last.

    – Maria Alexandra

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  8. Lish 15 March, 2013

    This is on my bucket-list. I love the pictures with the river!!

  9. Lisa Goodmurphy 18 March, 2013

    Love the photos with a view of the Colorado River! We were in Vegas last week and took a 2 day trip to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It was my first time seeing the canyon and I was blown away – would love to visit the east rim to get these views!

  10. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} 19 March, 2013

    I have never heard of that Watchtower, so you’ve taught me something new. The photos of the approaching storm are cool, and I like how the snow highlights the ground.

  11. InsideJourneys 22 March, 2013

    I didn’t know that there was a Watchtower with art on the walls. How interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Tina Seagraves 3 August, 2013

    Stunning would love to see in person !

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