Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wotan's Throne at Sunset, Grand Canyon

Sunset at the North Rim of Grand Canyon means being at Cape Royal if at all possible.

[Photo: Wotan's Throne at Sunset, Grand Canyon North Rim].

It's the southern tip of the Walhalla Plateau, the end of the scenic drive at the North Rim. It's the climax of the show: the most dramatic view of all (which is saying something!), looking out at the massive sky butte named Wotan's Throne.

At sunset time, unless the clouds on the western horizon cut it off, the low angle of the sun's rays reflect off the cliffs, making them glow yellow to gold.

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