Southwest Travels Part 2

We arrived in Page near midnight with full bellies thanks to the Navajo tacos we had at the Cameron Trading Post.   In the morning  drove out to Horseshoe Bend, this was the second of three bucket list items I would see in less than 24 hours.   This place was both cool and a bit scary, there is no railing and the soft sandstone hangs over the edge in spots.

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

This one is a panorama, so click on it to see it larger and click again to see full size.

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend, Page, Arizona

After Horseshoe Bend we stopped by the Glen Canyon Dam Visitors Center.

Glen Canyon dam, Page, Arizona

Glen Canyon Dam, Page, Arizona

Once we were done poking around the visitors center it was time for our tour of Antelope Canyon.  We had a good tour guide, she quickly realized who was interested in photos and pointed out all the good spots to us.  There were five other tours that left Page at the same time, our guide timed our tour so that we had large chunks of the canyon to ourselves.

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon Page, Arizona

After the tour we went to Fiesta, the Mexican restaurant next to our Motel.  The service was slow but the margaritas were strong and the salsa was tasty.   Once we were sober enough we drove down to the dam viewpoint at sunset.

Glen Canyon Dam Page Arizona

Glen Canyon Dam Page Arizona

In the morning we went back to Horseshoe Bend.  Fat boy points the way.

Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

Horseshoe Bend Page Arizona

At noon went on a rafting trip on the Colorado river from the Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry.  This was a flat water trip with one stop to see some Anasazi petroglyphs.  Because the trip started at the base of the dam Homeland Security had us searched before boarding the bus.

Glen Canyon Dam Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Dam Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Horseshoe Bend from the bottom.  We yelled “hello” several times, but no one on top answered.

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip Horseshoe Bend

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

At the stop to see the Anasazi petroglyphs I tested out the water, it was a brisk 47 degrees.

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip Petroglyphs

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Our guide said he calls this feature “Refrigerator Door Arch.”

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

We also saw some Navajo horses.

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip Navajo Horses

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

Glen Canyon Colorado River Rafting Trip

On our bus trip back to page we stopped to see these rocks near Lees Ferry.  Our bus driver said that some scenes from a couple of the Planet of the Apes movies were filmed here.

Lees Ferry Arizona

Lees Ferry Arizona

Marble Canyon from the bus window.

Marble Canyon Lees Ferry Arizona

Back to Horseshoe Bend for sunset.

Horseshoe Bend Colorado River Page Arizona

Horseshoe Bend Colorado River Page Arizona

Horseshoe Bend Colorado River Page Arizona

Horseshoe Bend Colorado River Page Arizona

Horseshoe Bend Colorado River Page Arizona

Stay tuned for the North Rim and Bryce Canyon.




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