America's Grand Circle

Experience the awe and beauty of the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Filmed during June 2011 mostly from the south rim of the park. (Includes footage from the air shot during the Imperial Canyon Helicopter tour). We stayed in Tusayan, approx 20 miles south of the south rim visitor centre and made extensive use of the park shuttle buses to get to many of the lookouts (a large number of them are not accessible any other way). To cover this much of the park took about 1.5 day's worth of exploring, not including the time to drive out to the south rim from Las Vegas (about 5-6hrs).

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Camera: Sony HDR-HC9 Camcorder
Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Stabilisation Software (Helicopter shots): Mercalli V2
Music: Alexander Blu, from the album "May", track "Emptiness" - creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Available from jamendo.com/en/album/149

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America's Grand Circle

Grant Willis (VK5GR) Plus

America's Grand Circle is a series of national parks spanning Nevada, Arizona and Utah that you can visit starting from Las Vegas. My wife and I undertook this ~2000 mile trek in June 2011 visiting the following destinations along the way:

Departing


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America's Grand Circle is a series of national parks spanning Nevada, Arizona and Utah that you can visit starting from Las Vegas. My wife and I undertook this ~2000 mile trek in June 2011 visiting the following destinations along the way:

Departing from Las Vegas....

Grand Canyon (South Rim)
Grand Canyon (North Rim)
Glen Canyon Dam (Lake Powell)
Monument Valley
Arches National Park (near Moab, Utah)
Capitol Reef National Park
Escalante Grand Staircase
Bryce Canyon National Park
Zion National Park
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

and then returning to Las Vegas.

Our trip took us 2 weeks, and while we saw a great deal of the countryside, there were many places we would have liked to visit that we just didn't have time for. Hopefully we will head back to this part of the world again in the future!

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