Friday, February 24, 2012
Hopi Point overlook at Grand Canyon
After touring the historic boat collection last month when I was at Grand Canyon I drove back out on the Hermit Road stopping at Hopi Point on the way to Hermits Rest. I looked lovingly across canyon at my summer home on the North Rim. Bright Angel Canyon heads north from the river.
Yes, you can see the river. That could be Horn Creek Rapids below. The trail you can see leads to Plateau Point.
Hopi Point overlook also provides a great view down canyon for miles and miles.
And down into the depths of the canyon to the basement rock of gray/green Vishnu schist, pink Zoroaster granite and white quartz.
Many drainages flow into the Colorado River.
Looking up canyon I barely recognize some of the landmarks I so often see from the North Rim, the Deva, Brahma and Zoroaster temples. Further in the distance…
…Wotons Throne and the Vishnu Temple. Clarence Dutton, an early canyon geologist with an interest in cultural mythology named many of the canyons landmarks.
As the sun is quickly westering and I want to see more views of the canyon it is time to move on from Hopi Point. See the river downstream from here too.