After driving for about half and hour through what seemed like an endless road, we finally started seeing a different type of landscape. We were entering what is called the Kaibab National Forest area.
Kaibab National Forest covers an area of about 1.6 million acres, and borders both the north and the south rims of the Grand Canyon. The forest plateau apparently can reach elevations up to 9,000 feet in certain locations.
As we entered the forest area, the scenery changed dramatically from rocks and grasses to all kinds of interesting trees, including pine, Douglas-fir, Engelmann spruce, blue spruce, aspen, oak, pinyon pine, and juniper. It was awesome. Too bad that the colours have not really changed that much yet; but being there was good enough for me. It meant that the entrance to the North Rim is almost there. Yey!!!
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