04/03 Page, AZ Day 1

April 03, 2018  •  5 Comments

Today was kind of an easy day.  Took off from Holbrook, AZ headed for Page, AZ.  Total of 219 miles was all.  It may have been a small drive milage wise, but the views were out of this world.  I did manage to stop and capture a few images along the way. Here is one of them.  Lots of these roadside stands along US-89.

Checked in at Wahweap RV Resort around 1 PM and set up camp for three days. The campground is located withing the Glen Canyon/Lake Powell National Recreation Area so I had to use my senior pass just to get to the campground.  The campground charges $2.00 to shower and that is for 15 minutes maximum.  Decided to try out the shower in the trailer.  Works great but a bit cramped.  Better than walking down to their showers and spending $2.00 to do the same thing. Here are a few images from the drive to the campground. In one of them you can see the Glen Canyon Dam in the upper right corner which I have to drive over.

Once set up I headed over to Horseshoe Bend.  Here are a couple from there.  The first one shows the exodus of people to and from the river overlook. Look very closely and you will see that they stretch all the way back to the little shelter on the hill.  The walk is about .5 miles from the parking lot (other side of the hill) to the bend.

Tomorrow is an early morning and an all day canyon tour.  I will be touring 4 canyons in the Antelope Canyon area including lower Antelope Canyon which is the most famous.


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Jim(non-registered)
I see an old roadside stand like the one in the second photo, and my first thought is to get out the metal detector. You can't appreciate the size of the lake until you see the marina. I have been to Lake Powell - went with Mark and Denise many years ago, and crossed the Hoover Dam. We stayed at a Hyatt Resort in Las Vegas.
Julie(non-registered)
Liked that last picture the best. Cool formation.
Rick(non-registered)
Showing my age - I didn't see the leading decimal point. a half mile would be much more doable than five!!!
Rick(non-registered)
Wow that is some line!!! I doubt I would have made the 10 miles (round trip) any faster than about 40 feet at a time!!! Good going old man!!!
Sheena(non-registered)
This last photo is the same view we took when we were there...............
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