The first white men to see the Grand Canyon was in September, 1540, Spanish conquistadors under the direction of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas led his soldiers with Hopi guides to the Canyon in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. Cardenas sent 3 of his soldiers to search the bottom of the Canyon, but they failed to do so after a strenuous attempt. Cardenas reported back to Spain about the impassable Canyon barrier, and no cities of gold.
Not until over 200 years later, did explorers return, this time two Spanish priests, Dominguez and Escalante exploring southern Utah searching for a route from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Monterey, California, who also reported the Canyon as a huge obstacle to travel.
In this view from the Canyon's South Rim near the Desert View Point, a hiking trail is visible along a lower plateau, heading towards the deeper canyon hiding the Colorado River.
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PaulVDV (22721) 2014-04-03 18:47
Very impressive. Stunning colours.
Excellent capture without including a piece of the sky.
The trail is clearly visible.
Best regards, Paul
jurek1951 (42158) 2014-04-03 22:12
Another great scene from Grand Canyon,
Perfect compsition,exposure and sharpness,
jemaflor (85476) 2014-04-03 22:49
great landscape and impressive pov to give vertigo .., nice colors and light capture, tfs.
saxo042 (37578) 2014-04-04 7:42
Yes, Grand Canyon is absolutely a place on earth that you should see. I am glad we had the opportunity to see this magnificent place in 2008. This picture is a pleasant reminder of that day.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-05 5:48
what an incredible view over the canyon! The POV you chose is excellent and I like this framing which crops the sky off and leaves the whole space for these amazing rock formations. Nice depth and sharpness and the colors are stunning.
Well done! TFS!
kato (11630) 2014-04-05 10:44
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see great Grand Canyon with the tasteful rock formation of ups and down red rock surface.
ikeharel (58195) 2014-04-22 7:26
Great view down and deep onto the Grand-Canyon, ray.
Bright light gave special tones over the diff. stones layers with super colors like painting.
Excelent clarity inspite the mist hang above.
Good memories recollection for me. Cheers,