Road Nomad – Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon
in old Las Vegas
Photograph by Michael Nichols
Averaging a thousand feet (300 meters) higher than the South Rim, the North Rim’s alpine vegetation and more varied vistas appeal to many travelers. The North Rim is also home to several distinctive rock formations like the Esplanade, or Hermit Shale, pictured here.
Photograph by David Edwards
Every year, a staggering five million people flock to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon’s sweeping views, hike its trails, and hop on a mule for a trip through the vast canyon. What looks timeless is constantly changing: The Grand Canyon’s variegated layers encode two billion years of Earth’s history.
Photograph by James Randklev/Getty Images
The twin streams of Havasu Falls splash down into a turquoise pool. The falls are located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, which lies just outside two billion years of Earth’s history.