Mather Point

Mather Point

South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail

Ooh Ahh Point

Ooh Ahh Point

Parking lot

Parking lot

Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona

Men's room, Canyon Club

Men's room, Canyon Club

United States

Grand Canyon National Park

October 2021 • There's no disputing the bucketlistiness of this place, nor its machine-like efficiency in herding the masses. The machine was extra busy because of a late-season rush of the pandemic weary, so hotels nearest the park were booked up. Williams, 50 miles out, at first seemed like a big miscalculation because a round trip to the park meant two hours of driving. But Williams grew on me fast despite its kitschy Route 66–themed storefronts along the main drag. Karaoke Night at the venerable Canyon Club had a Star Wars cantina vibe that'll inspire me for much longer than anything I saw at Mather Point.

Mather Point

Mather Point

South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail

Ooh Ahh Point

Ooh Ahh Point

Parking lot

Parking lot

Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona

Williams, Arizona

Men's room, Canyon Club

Williams, Arizona