A Hidden Grand Canyon Gem January 25 2020, 0 Comments

Day 19- It seems Neil & I didn't get enough of the Grand Canyon. We had heard you could drive yourself down to the bottom of the Canyon right up to the Colorado River. So we went in search. 

We decided to take the back roads up to Peach Springs, Arizona. This was were you could buy a permit to drive down to the Colorado River on Diamond Creek Road. There's a building, the Hualapai Tribal Forestry Department where you can buy a permit. 

This permit for $16.27 per person allows you to drive Diamond Creek Road down to the Colorado River on the Hualapai Reservation. 

It's about a three hour drive down and back with the most spectacular views. The ride was a rough one down to the Colorado River on the washboard gravel road.

I should of aired down for the ride down which I did after Neil suggested it for the ride back up. Airing down certainly helped as the ride back up wasn't nearly as rough.

The views were amazing. I will be posting a video soon but it does not do the ride justice. The canyon drive is most amazing. It was a difficult day for us because Neil wasn't able to bring Maggie May with us. I know how hard that would of been for me if I didn't have my Jeep.