29 Days – 6,500 Miles – 19 States
7 National Parks
Several State Parks – 6,000+ Photos
1 Trillion Insects Squished by Car Windshield
From 108 Degrees to Snow
From 282 Feet Below Sea Level to 12,000+ Feet
Bison, Elk, Prairie Dogs, Lizards, Wild Horses
Elvis, Aliens, John Wayne Westerns
Walking In The Footsteps of Forrest Gump
Today, we traveled from Kanab, Utah to Kayenta, Arizona.
We pass through Vermilion Cliffs, Marble Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and more.
Since we explored the Grand Canyon North Rim yesterday, we could take our time today and see
more sites along the route from Kanab to Kayenta. There is plenty to see, so let’s begin!
After a good breakfast at the hotel in Kanab, we loaded the car and headed south
on Rt 89A past the entrance to the Grand Canyon North Rim
(where we explored yesterday). Within an hour, the scenery changed once again.
Just a few miles east, we took a detour to Lee’s Ferry, just on the southern tip of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
The road goes through about 6 miles of beautiful canyons before coming to the
Colorado River at Lee’s Ferry, upstream of the Grand Canyon.
This is one of those photos that begs to be in Black and White. Which do you prefer?
Next, we returned to Rt 89A and turned left (east) just in time to see the old and new Navajo Bridges.
(You can see them both on the Google Earth photo earlier)
Just east of Lee’s Ferry is a pair of similar-looking bridges spanning the Colorado River.
The original was built in 1927-1929 and carried traffic for nearly 70 years.
In 1995, a new bridge was built to replace the overworked old bridge.
To read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_Bridge
From here, we continued east and then north toward Page AZ.
Our next stop is Horseshoe Bend, which you may recognize from the photos.
Located just south of Page AZ is Horseshoe Bend.
To get there, you must pay to park, then hike 1.5 miles to the overlook.
PAGE / ANTELOPE CANYON
Now it was lunchtime and we were hungry. Since we have been trying a lot of different foods the
past 2 weeks, we both said we would just like a hamburger. So, we pulled into McDonalds
at Page for a quick lunch before continuing to Kayenta.
Tonight, we watched TV and rested as we planned ahead for
tomorrow’s drive through Monument Valley and 4 Corners.
We hope you will join us again tomorrow! See you then!
Mileage Today: 230 Miles
Trip Total: 3,864 Miles