Happy Monday! Today’s post is a travel post! My hubby and I have been been slacking on the traveling this year, but at the beginning of this month we finally had the opportunity to take some time off. Last year around the same time we went to Colorado (which you can read about it here). This year we decided to go exploring in Utah and Arizona with the Antelope Canyons, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon at the top of our list. We flew into the Las Vegas airport, rented a car and our first stop was Page, Arizona.
Page is in northern Arizona and is the town of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Damn, and is near the Antelope Canyons and Horseshoe Bend. The Antelope Canyons and Horseshoe bend are popular tourist attractions in this area.
There are the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, both are slot canyons located on Navajo land. We visited the Lower Canyon, which is apparently less popular and not as crowded as the Upper Canyon. You cannot go to the Lower Canyon on your own, you must book a tour. And hence the name, the canyon is in the ground in which you have to walk down a ladder to get inside. We went on the tour earlier in the morning (8:30 am), and the tour lasted about an hour. It wasn’t very crowded, and the tour guides give you ample time to take photos.
The whole canyon was very picturesque; every step you took you could have taken a picture (and I think I did)! I literally have over 50 photos; it was hard to pick just a few to share!
The tour was definitely worth it! Looking back at the whole trip, I think this was probably one of my, if not my favorite, part of the trip!
The next stop was Horseshoe Bend which is just a few miles down the road from the Lower Antelope Canyon. There’s a parking area right off the highway in which you park, and then you take a short hike (about 1.5 miles round trip) to a steep cliff that overlooks this…
The view was breathtaking and well worth the hike up and down the sandy hill in the 90 degree weather! This is the Colorado River and as you can see it’s a pretty, greenish color, and it’s actually the shape of a horseshoe. Definitely a must to see if you are in the area.
Have you ever been to these place?
Stay tuned…I’ll be sharing with you my time in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park too!
Until next time…