Lookout Views from Cape Royal Road – North Rim of Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon -Kaibab Plateau

Point Imperial © 2014 Bo Mackison

We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers, denuding the fields and obstructing navigation. ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1906)

Point Imperial, 8803 feet in elevation,
Overlooking Grand Canyon to the east, and beyond, the Painted Desert.

Grand Canyon -Kaibab Plateau

Vista Encantada © 2014 Bo Mackison

The lack of power to take joy in outdoor nature is as real a misfortune as the lack of power to take joy in books. ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1906)

Grand Canyon -Kaibab Plateau

Cape Royal © 2014 Bo Mackison

When your spirit cries for peace, come to a world of canyons deep in the old land, feel the exultation of high plateaus, the strength of moving waters, the simplicity of sand and grass, the silence of growth. ~ August Frugé

Cape Royal, the point, the southernmost view on the North Rim,
the widest panorama of any Grand Canyon overlook
the gorge has a view of about 270° of the horizon.

Look to Marble Canyon in the north, gaze south towards the Palisades of the Desert.

Grand Canyon -Kaibab Plateau

Angel’s Window from Walhalla Point © 2014 Bo Mackison

How the striking of the great clock, whose hours are millions of years, reverberates out of the abyss of the past!
~ John Burroughs

Grand Canyon -Kaibab Plateau

Angel’s Window, North Rim of Grand Canyon © 2014 Bo Mackison

. . . each man sees himself in the Grand Canyon – each one makes his own Canyon before he comes, each one brings and carries away his own Canyon. ~ Carl Sandburg

Grand Canyon -Kaibab Plateau

Grand Canyon Rock Formations © 2014 Bo Mackison

We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so. ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1906)

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Gandalf says:

    Simply wonderful and spectacular.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Stunningly spectacular, oh yes! I would encourage anyone that can find a way to visit, to do so!

  2. Absolutely stunning Bo

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Joanna, To sit at the edge — I DID that, with my legs hanging over the edge, don;t ask what possessed me to do so, but it was immensely heart-opening — is beyond belief. To stand near the edge and wonder at the many layers of rocks and consider the earth 2 billion years ago as I see the oldest rock visible now, also visible THEN, to feel the spaciousness and the glory of it all. Yes. Stunning!

  3. Wow. We so need Teddy today. And John Muir. I could go on and on. Simply lovely, your images and this post. Lovely and thought provoking.

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