Mario Loeza from Los Angeles shares Grand Canyon Experience

Mario Loeza from Originally from Los Angeles provides insight into a Grand Canyon Trip. Mario shares perspective on the best Grand Canyon attractions and things to do in Grand Canyon. See some incredible photos of Grand Canyon South Rim and surrounding area too!

From Landscapes and wildlife to history and adventure, what’s the one thing about the Grand Canyon that has intrigued you?

It is impossible to look at the Grand Canyon and not be left in awe. The use of the “grand” to describe it is the world’s greatest understatement. No picture will ever do it justice. At one point, I sat in a quiet spot overlooking the Canyon and it became a spiritual experience.

Grand Canyon Trip Winter Snow

If this your first visit to the Canyon, what is motivating you to visit? If this a revisit, what’s your reason for wanting more?

It was my first trip. I parked and closed my eyes because I didn’t want see any parts of the Canyon until I could take it all in at once.  It’s an American duty to stop there and pay homage to he forces that created the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Vista

What are five things your Backpack to the Canyon must contain?

1. Camera 2. Extra memory card 3. Extra battery 4. Tri-pod 5. Back-up camera.

Grand Canyon Picture

What according to you is the best way to get to the Grand Canyon – By Air, By Road or By Rail?

Driving is the only way. Build the anticipation.

What is travel to you in one word?


What are three tips for an awesome budget trip to the Grand Canyon?

1) drive with friends. 2) pack a lunch. 3) let your pictures be your souvenirs.

On your travels, what would you choose a book or a camera, and why?

A camera is a must because it’s a good way to document your experience.

As a travel destination, how would you rank the Grand Canyon from 1 to 10?


Grand Canyon Image

Tell us a little about yourself!  This will be included on the web site.  What brought you to Grand Canyon? Where are you from? What do you do? What are your influences?

I am originally from Los Angeles, CA. I taught 3rd grade for 17 years. I I have always loved photography, especially Ansel Adams. I have always loved the southwest. So I split my college experiences between UCLA and the University of New Mexico. I took one spring break to explore Arizona which is incomplete without a lengthy stop at the Grand Canyon.

Mario Loeza