After dinner at our Indian Garden Camp we hiked out 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to Plateau Point.
Plateau Point Trail
I’d seen an amazing sunset from there during my spring hike.
Jan at Plateau Point
The end of this relatively flat trail offers spectacular views of the inner canyon gorge, North Rim, Bright Angel Trail and the Colorado River.
(Check out the giant cow shadow walking up Bright Angel Canyon towards the North Rim.)
Pipe Springs Rapid at mile 89 is rated a 3 on a 1-10 scale (1 is easiest) and has a 7 foot (2.13 meter) drop. One of the little rapids.
Evening light on Cheops Pyramid (left), Brahama and Zoroaster Temples (right)
Canyon geologist Clarence Dutton gave names from Asian religions to some topographic formations during his 1882 survey of Grand Canyon from the North Rim.
Sunset over the Colorado River
Without clouds the sunset was limited to the west.
Sunset on Brahama and Zoroaster Temples
But the colors of the canyon sang under the evening light.
Last light on Brahama and Zoroaster Temples
Morning light on Bright Angel Trail to South Rim
This is the view of the last stretch of our rim to rim hike across the Grand Canyon. But guess what, that’s another post.