… was, well, Grand.
Exploring it from the rim, done by wandering, driving, and shuttleing around between a variety of vantage points, was great fun. And, to be sure, these photographs do not come at all close to representing the size and grandeur of the thing.
But, what was particularly cool was a 30-minute helicopter tour I took, in which we overflew the canyon itself, heading from south rim to north rim, and dropping slightly into the Canyon itself. This was well worth the effort and money, and was a great way to get a closer look.