|Sunrise at Maricopa Point looking west.|
|Morning at Hopi Point looking north east.|
The biggest photography challenge I had is that the canyon is very deep and has many tiers which makes it hard to show the scale of it and have enough light to show the bottom of the canyon. To help counter these I shot a lot of HDRs most of which I haven't yet processed properly (but check out enfuse for Lightroom for quick processing) and getting into the canyon...
|Panorama from Hopi Point.|
Get into the Canyon
|Upper part of the South Kaibab Trail.|
|Flatter part of the South Kaibab Trail.|
The park rangers recommended wearing traction devices, we survived ok without however be careful and do so at your own risk.
The East EntranceWe arrived from the South but drove out via the east entrance to the park which had many viewpoints along Desert View Drive that we hadn't previously known about, some of which were spectacular. It is well worth driving this section if you get the chance. Again we were a little time pressured on the way out but still managed to stop at a few for spectacular views.
|View from a lookout point on Desert View Dr.|