Saturday, April 15, 2017

Road Trip to Northern AZ/Southern UT

We packed up the Jeep and hit the road to Page, AZ for a 4 day adventure.

Horseshoe Bend - an incredible bend in the Colorado River.  We viewed it from the top but next time it would be great to kayak and camp down there!

Look close - that's Tom on the upper right
Antelope Canyon - Before our trip we were fortunate to meet the "founder" of this most beautiful place.  She pulled up in a truck and said hello.  She's 93 years old.  She was looking for one of her lost sheep when she wandered into this place.  After that she would take her sheep in here to shear them as it maintains a cool temperature during the hot weather.

Upper Antelope Canyon - this portion of the canyon is an A-shape as the canyon is narrow at the top and wider at the bottom.

Lower Antelope Canyon - this section is a V-shape with the top being wider than the bottom.  Both sections were amazing and beautiful in their own ways.

This is where you exit the canyon - just looking at it you would never know what is just below you!
Lake Powell - Wahweap Overlook

Rainbow Bridge - this natural wonder is in Utah.  You can only get here by boat or a 16 mile (one way!) hike.  This time we opted for the boat ride.  Next time I'd love to hike in.

Paria Canyon - Locals told us about a Jeep road this overlook and the start (or end?) of Paria Canyon.

We took the scenic route home from Page through Monument Valley and a stop at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

It was a fabulous 4 day trip!  It's just amazing how incredible the scenery is in this section of the state.  We highly recommend this trip to anyone!

Til next time...Happy Trails!

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