101+ Grand Canyon Quotes to inspire your trip

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This will be my all time favorite Quote about the Grand Canyon from the man himself Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation:

“Crying. Acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon”

And it is so true.  Once you take in the beauty of the Grand Canyon you will know what he is talking about.

Funny Grand Canyon Quotes

“Crying. Acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon”

— Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation

“I believe in science and evolution. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon”

— Bill Walton

“If you’re ever thinking ‘Oh, but I’m a waste of space, I’m a burden’ remember, that also describes the Grand Canyon.”

— Maria Bamford

“I would rather stumble by chance on a tiny stream in the woods than plan a trip to the Grand Canyon.”

― Marty Rubin

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“Myths that need clarification: “No matter how many times you see the Grand Canyon, you are still emotionally moved to tears.” False. It depends on how many children the out-of-towners brought with them who kicked the back of your seat from Phoenix to Flagstaff and got their gum caught in your hair.”

— Erma Bombeck

“It’s not at all naturally human to see something like the Grand Canyon as beautiful.”

— David Roberts

“I believe in a benevolent God not because He created the Grand Canyon or Michelangelo, but because He gave us snacks.”

― Paul Rudnick

Grand Canyon Puns Captions

There’s a lot I could say about the Grand Canyon, but it all seems too deep

I canyon-ly imagine.

Yes we canyon.

Canyon feel the love tonight?

Canyon dig it?

The Grand Canyon is just gorge-ous.

These views are beautiful as far as the eye canyon see

The Grand Canyon opens up before your very rise.

We’re having a Grand old time!

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And the horse erode in on

I’d like to buy a Powell. 

Fifty Shades Mead.

I’d Mather be here.  Mather Point is one of the best Grand Canyon Viewpoints

Americans take the Grand Canyon for granite.

I get all sedimental at the Grand Canyon.

We saved Desert for last. (For your Desert View pics).

Oh schist.

Seeing the Grand Canyon for yourself? Priceless.

Heaven on Earth.

The view from the top.

‘Fore the day I die, I’ma touch the skywalk

Plateaus are the highest form of flattery.

Cry me a Colorado River.’ 

The really gave a Dam, huh?

I’m really lava-ing the colors here.

Shale we dance?

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I shouted into the canyon in hopes of hearing my echo…it was a resounding success.

“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time” – Lyndon B. Johnson

“Crying. Acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon”. – Ron Swanson 

 “There’s not a single person in Arizona today who would say the Grand Canyon was a mistake” – Stewart Udall

“See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“If you’re ever thinking ‘Oh, but I’m a waste of space, I’m a burden’ remember, that also describes the Grand Canyon.” – Maria Bamford

“Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” – Mufasa

 “Everything the light touches…” – Simba

Short Grand Canyon Captions

Grand Canyon – A date with nature

Earth’s Mighty Crack

Nature’s work of art

Heaven on Earth

A real treat to the eyes

As free as a bird

Just another day in paradise.

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A snow covered ledge overlooking the grand Canyon at Lipon Point.

Let nature cleanse your soul

Grand Canyon State. Rightly said

Colors from the heavens.

Letting nature take its course.

Nature Child

Seeing the Grand Canyon for yourself? Priceless

Call of the wild!

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Don’t tell me too much about the Grand Canyon — I just want the cliff notes.

I can’t help feeling sedimental looking at these views.

You can’t deny this view is gorge-ous.

Leaving the Grand Canyon has me feeling vista-ful.

Ain’t no caption grand enough to capture this view.

You’re in fine landform today.

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Steep a cool head at the Grand Canyon and don’t look down!

I’m rocking my brains for the last time I saw something this beautiful.

Have you camped in the Grand Canyon? It’s in-tents.

The Grand Canyon: it’ll knock your rocks off.

Never take Mother Nature for granite.

Grand Canyon Quotes

I had come to the canyon with expectations. I wanted to see snowy egrets flying against the black schist at dusk; I saw blue-winged teal against the green waters at dawn. I had wanted to hear thunder rolling in the thousand-foot depths; I heard the guttural caw of four ravens…what any of us had come to see or do fell away. We found ourselves at each turn with what we had not imagined. –Barry López

Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. -Theodore Roosevelt

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Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. –Don Marquis

It’s like trying to describe what you feel when you’re standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it’s like. -Jack Schmitt

The glories and the beauties of form, color, and sound unite in the Grand Canyon – forms unrivaled even by the mountains, colors that vie with sunsets, and sounds that span the diapason from tempest to tinkling raindrop, from cataract to bubbling fountain. –John Wesley Powell

Anybody who travels knows that you’re not really doing so in order to move around – you’re traveling in order to be moved. And really what you’re seeing is not just the Grand Canyon or the Great Wall but some moods or intimations or places inside yourself that you never ordinarily see when you’re sleepwalking through your daily life. -Pico Iyer

There will never be a photograph of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty. –Stefanie Payne

The Grand Canyon is carved deep by the master hand; it is the gulf of silence, widened in the desert; it is all time inscribing the naked rock; it is the book of earth. – Donald C. Peattie

Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it. A flower is beautiful. But this is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful- terrifying with its jagged edges, yet seductive with its crevices that hide so many secrets. – Jeri Smith-Ready

“The Grand Canyon is really a motion picture. There is the Grand Canyon of the early morning when the light slants lengthwise from the Painted Desert. The great capes of the northern rim shoot into the picture, outlined in golden light against which their shapes gloom in hazy blues. Certain temples seem to rise slowly from the depths or to step forward from hiding places in the opposite walls. Down on the green floor, the twisting inner gorge discloses here and their lengths of gleaming water, sunlit and yellow. An hour later all is wholly changed. The dark capes have retired somewhat and now are brilliant-hued and thoroughly defined. The temples of the dawn have become remodeled, and scores of others have emerged from the purple gloom. And just after sunset, the reds deepen to dim purples and the grays and yellows and greens change to magical blues. In the dark of a moonless night, the canyon suggests unimaginable mysteries.” – National Park Service Journals

I’m really looking forward to taking a break. I’ve been working pretty consistently for a while. She wants to take an RV trip. It doesn’t sound quite right, does it? She wants to go to the Grand Canyon. She wants to have a very typical family vacation. – Michelle Williams

What can be more soul-shaking than peering through a 100-inch telescope at a distant galaxy, holding a 100-million-year-old fossil or a 500,000-year-old stone tool in one’s hand, standing before the immense chasm of space and time that is the Grand Canyon, or listening to a scientist who gazed upon the face of the universe’s creation and did not blink? – Michael Shermer

Rim

are there horizons

where there is no horizontal

where mountains fold space,

hold distance up?

embedded in a canyon

our heads tilt instinctively.

here earth meets sky,

we can reach it; the rim

does not shimmer and recede.

-Laurelyn Whitt

If there is a point to being in the canyon, it is not to rush but to linger, suspended in a blue-and-amber haze of in-between-ness, for as long as one possibly can. To float, to drift, savoring the pulse of the river on its odyssey through the canyon, and above all, to postpone the unwelcome and distinctly unpleasant moment when one is forced to reemerge and reenter the world beyond the rim-that is the paramount goal. –Kevin Fedarko

“I believe in a benevolent God not because He created the Grand Canyon or Michelangelo, but because He gave us snacks.” ― Paul Rudnick

“Myths that need clarification: “No matter how many times you see the Grand Canyon, you are still emotionally moved to tears.” False. It depends on how many children the out-of-towners brought with them who kicked the back of your seat from Phoenix to Flagstaff and got their gum caught in your hair.” — Erma Bombeck

“I can still remember my first experience of standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon and looking into it. It was so awesome, it took a fair amount of restraint to prevent me from jumping into it because I was certain I could fly.” – Mark Goulston

“I believe in science and evolution. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon.” – Bill Walton

Grand Canyon in April
Amazing Landscape scenery at sunset from South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States

“When visiting the Grand Canyon, make sure you hike into the canyon. And be careful not to fall or step in mule poop.” ― McKenna Shay

“Working with Jack [Nicholson] is sort of like standing in front of the Grand Canyon.” — Diane Keaton

“I could throw 56-pound words clear across the Grand Canyon. As a matter of course, I went into politics.” — Henry F. Ashurst

“We are all starved for the glory of God, not-self. No one goes to the Grand Canyon to increase self-esteem. Why do we go? Because there is greater healing for the soul in beholding splendor than there is in beholding self.” — John Piper

“I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also.” – John McCain

“It is a spectacular illusion – a deeply three-dimensional scene flattened onto an earthly canvas.” – Stefanie Payne

“I sit watching until dusk, hypnotized. I think of the sea as continually sloshing back and forth, repetitive, but my psyche goes with the river- always loping downhill, purposeful, listening only to gravity.” ― Ann Zwinger

”Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.” – George Will

“Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo” – Don Marquis

“The Grand Canyon is living evidence of the power of water over a period of time. The power may not manifest immediately. Water can be very powerful, like a tidal wave.” — Frederick Lenz

“What can be more soul shaking than peering through a 100-inch telescope at a distant galaxy, holding a 100-million-year-old fossil or a 500,000-year-old stone tool in one’s hand, standing before the immense chasm of space and time that is the Grand Canyon, or listening to a scientist who gazed upon the face of the universe’s creation and did not blink?” — Michael Shermer

“The astonishing sense of connection with that river and canyon caught me completely unaware, and in a breath I understood the intense, protective loyalty so many people feel for the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. It has to do with truth and beauty and love of this earth, the artifacts of a lifetime and the descent of a canyon at dawn.” ― Ann Zwinger

“It doesn’t have to be the Grand Canyon, it could be a city street, it could be the face of another human being – Everything is full of wonder.” — A.C. Grayling

“It’s always been a luxury to be able to hop a plane to Paris, to Venice, to the Grand canyon.” — Nancy Gibbs

“It’s like trying to describe what you feel when you’re standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon or remembering your first love or the birth of your child. You have to be there to really know what it’s like.” — Harrison Schmitt

“I don’t believe that anyone can see the Grand Canyon area for themselves and not know that we have to do everything we can to protect it for future generations.” — Nolan Gould

Politicians wanted to mine the Grand Canyon for zinc and copper, and Theodore Roosevelt said, ‘No.’ -Douglas Brinkley

I went to the Grand Canyon with my family when I was about 8 years old, and I had a very blah experience. I think the scale of it is too huge – you don’t appreciate it. -David Roberts

Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe the Grand Canyon. A flower is beautiful. But this is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful- terrifying with its jagged edges, yet seductive with its crevices that hide so many secrets.” ― Jeri Smith-Ready, Requiem for the Devil

Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do.      – Edward Abbey

The Grand Canyon which yawns between the writer’s concept of what he wants to capture in words and what comes through is a cruel abyss.     – Fannie Hurst

“Truly, Arizona is a wonderland, and in the Grand Cañon, one can think of nothing but the Abomination of Desolation.” – John G. Bourke

“You can’t say you’re going to jump the Grand Canyon and then jump some other canyon.” — Evel Knievel

“There’s not a single person in Arizona today who would say the Grand Canyon was a mistake” – Stewart Udall

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