We drive straight to Flagstaff and take a right hand turn Northward toward Page, Arizona. Page is home to the Glen Canyon Dam which creates Lake Powell, a massively long containment of the Colorado River and a lake landscape that draws outdoor lovers from all over the world. We rented a houseboat here with Karl and Diane many years ago. It was The Trip Of A Lifetime!.
We set up camp in Lake Powell right along the shore of Wahweap Marina with a beautiful view of the lake from our campsite and go into town for supper at The Dam Bar, a fun local pub in downtown Page. We were going to take the tour of Antelope Canyon but the price was $40 per person and we have done it before. Antelope Canyon is a “Slot Canyon” and touring the cavern is one of the most unique experiences you can have.
Now we are headed to Bryce Canyon in Utah. They don’t seem to put these natural canyon wonders anywhere near cities or interstate highways so I am driving this 65 foot monster on a roadway similar to Route 9 in Leicester. It’s a 150 mile ride up Route 89 but the scenery is unbelievable and the traffic is light. The mountains near Kanab are incredible and the Red Canyon area of the Dixie National Forest casts a spell over me every time I drive through.
After driving through all this incredible beauty you begin to wonder if Bryce Canyon may disappoint by comparison. Oh No, that’s not going to happen! Bryce Canyon is an incredible natural sight that has two things going for it. First: you will never see anything like it anywhere! And Second: You cannot take a photo of it and do it justice. You absolutely need to see it with your own eyes to absorb the beauty and colors of this fascinating vista.
After a couple days visiting Bryce, we are going to reluctantly leave this area in the morning and head back to Kanab so we can go visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.