It was a new dawn–a new beginning–a new experience–a new realization–and now a young memory. The silent dawn became a solemn teacher, which inspired me to aspire even in the caliginous hours, when I saw the rising star was breaking apart all the darkness slowly but steadily and making its way to shine bright. I witnessed one of the best sunrises of my life from Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.
It was a new dawn--a new beginning--a new experience--a new realization--and now a young memory. #travel Click To Tweet The silent dawn became a solemn teacher, which inspired me to aspire even in the caliginous hours. #travel Click To Tweet
Indeed the sky seemed as an open canvas where the sun rays were happily painting the story of their odyssey from one part of the world to another part. The child in me still wonders at the fact that when one part of the world is retiring to bed and welcoming the silent moon at that moment another part of the world is illuminated with yet another sunrise, and this is going on from time immemorial. Whatever we see is not the whole!!Indeed the sky seemed as an open canvas where the sun rays were happily painting the story of their odyssey from one part of the world to another part. #travel Click To Tweet
when one part of the world is retiring to bed and welcoming the silent moon at that moment another part of the world is illuminated with yet another sunrise, and this is going on from time immemorial. Whatever we see is not the whole! Click To Tweet
A lovely day at the Hualapai Ranch
In our life, we witness a thousand sunrises but we remember only a few of them. The sunrise which I witnessed in the Grand Canyon will be one among those few. After seeing the fascinating dawn, we welcomed the lovely day at the Hualapai Ranch. After spending an exciting night at the ranch, we started exploring it during the day. It was pretty cold so we went for a coffee and breakfast in the dining hall.
This time we heard the music of American Indians accompanied by dancing while we were enjoying the breakfast. The dancers were dressed in their traditional attire. The music was different, never heard such type of music before. So many things to know, to hear, to taste and our time is so short!
After the breakfast, we met cowboys, we saw a small replica of the American Indians’ house (How it used to be), the ranch atmosphere and a short trip on a horse-drawn carriage (Wagon ride).
A Replica of American Indian House
The painting of the girl and the photograph of the American Indian police (in the mid-eighteenth century) were displayed inside our cabin in the Hualapai ranch. Inside the ranch, a replica of their homes was built for the visitors.
A few words about Hualapai Tribe
The word Hualapai (pronounced Wal-lah-pie) means – People of the Tall Pines. They are federally recognized Indian Tribe located in northwestern Arizona. Hualapai Indian reservation spans over three counties in Northern Arizona (Coconino, Yavapai, and Mohave). Interestingly, there are several other places one can visit in Arizona to see native American ruins and know more about their culture and way of life.
Cabins inside The Hualapai Lodge
Here are a few more photographs of the ranch.
We silently bid adieu to this lovely place
Though it was only for 15 minutes, we enjoyed the horse ride. By 8.30 am in the morning we silently bid adieu to this lovely place and started for the various viewpoints of the Grand Canyon West. Yeah, you all are thinking right!!! My next blog post will unleash the Grand Canyon (West Rim). But now let me answer a few practical travel questions that can help you to make decisions.
What is a Ranch?
A ranch is a specific type of farm. It is a large tract of land and it usually carries cattle or sheep, and their primary focus is optimal care of the animals. Inside the Hualapai Ranch, we saw horses, sheep, and cows. I enjoyed my time inside the Hualapai Ranch and loved the experience. If you want to experience something new then consider living in a ranch. I loved the surrounding and our cabin that was clean and had comfortable beds. Read more about our stay here.
How far is the grand canyon west from Las Vegas
If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas, then visiting Grand Canyon West should be on your list. It’s 2 hours 10 minutes drive.
What are the top things to do and see if you are visiting Grand Canyon West Rim?
The Grand Canyon West is a photographer’s paradise. I enjoyed the views from the Eagle Point, Guano Point, and the Sky Walk. You can read more about them here.
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