Arrived in Page after a longer trip than expected. As we left Flagstaff we wondered why the GPS kept saying we had more mileage ahead of us than we had planned. Well, we didn’t know about the slide on Highway 89 up near Page. So we were routed up HWY 160 and then across on Hwy 98. There are a couple of gravel road perhaps shorter but in a motorhome we avoid those roads.
We stayed at the Elks Lodge in Page. they have about 5 hookups there for water and electricity only. However, one of the members told us that the next time we come through here we will see a completely new RV park. they are going to utlilze the whole property and put in full hookups. This will be great. They plan to begin construction soon.
I visited the upper and lower Antelope Canyons, both on their photo tour. The Upper canyon photo tour is a bit of a joke because still there are many people coming through on other tours. They try to give you a chance for a shot without people but our photo group was 19 photographers so we could hardly get out of our own way. The Lower canyon is set up better. You can stay down there for two hours on your own. I really enjoyed that. There were many times, I was the only one in there. So at least you have time to set up your shots in between the mobs of people. The light there is very different. Not the spectacular light streams as the upper, however.
Upper and Lower Canyons
A few miles down the road from Page is an area called Lee’s Ferry. Now with the road closure, I’m not sure how you would get there. We visited Lee’s Ferry several months ago, and since I didn’t blog about it then, I’ll enclose some photos from that trip. A very interesting place to stop is the Visitor’s center where you will get a great view of the Navajo Bridge. The left side of the bridge was finished in 1929 and the right side was completed in 1994. The older bridge is open to foot traffic only now. It is an amazing view of the Colorado and Marble Canyon.
A view from the river.
Just beyond the intersection of Highway 89A take the road to Lee’s Ferry where you will see where the raft trips take off for the Grand Canyon. Along this road are some examples of the “Toadstools” that are sprinkled around the area from Vermillion Cliffs to here.
This photos is just an illusion, because that toadstool was many feet taller than I.
The Glen Canyon National Recreation established in 1972, is 1.2 Million acres of back country, waterways and desert. Lake Powell has nearly 2000 Miles of shoreline.