Grand Canyon Sunset

Nature Lover Brandon Foor is our guide to Grand Canyon

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

The Grand Canyon is about 5 National Parks rolled into one. The cliffs in Zion, the hiking in Arches, the views in Guadalupe,  the size of Yellowstone, and the power of water in Yosemite. How could you not be interested in experiencing the seven wonders of the world?

Tonto Trail Grand Canyon

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?

The Grand Canyon is over 277 miles long. Always experience the canyon in different ways, weather, and seasons.

Grand Canyon Sunrise

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

1. Water
2. Potassium
3. Salt
4. Mobile Phone (Camera, GPS, and Map all in one).
5. Money for Phantom Ranch lemonade.

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

Road. Drive and choose you way to enter, experience, and leave.

Grand Canyon Hermit Trail

What is travel to you in one word?


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

1. Book early and stay at Bright Angel Lodge or Camp-out for the evening.

2. Eat at the catina rather than restaurants.

3. Off season is the BEST time to visit. May, October, and November.

Grand Canyon Monument

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

Why choose when you have both now through mobile technology?

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


Did you visit the Visitor Center?  Did you see the IMAX movie, Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time?  What did you think?

A must see for any visitor.

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’m a professor and speaker. From growing up on the east coast hiking the Appalachian Trail, to moving west, nature has been in my blood since childhood. Hiking has always been about accomplishing great feats, loving nature, spending time with friends, and appreciating what so few truly experience.

Grand Canyon Sunset

All images by Brandon Foor Nevada, United States