ARIZONA-PAGE,AZ (LAKE POWELL, HORSESHOE BEND,AND THE MAGICAL LOWER ANTELOPE CANYON)

 

Today is October 23rd and we arrive after 4 1/2 hour drive from Black Canyon City. Our home for the next four nights will be at the Wahweap RV ParkDSCN8522

located in the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area, which is a fee of $ 25.00 per vehicle to enter , or again we were able to use our America the Beautiful pass.
I can’t say enough about the campground,

DSCN8259which costs us $44.00 per night (this is a discount rate if over 55). We had FHU, pull thru site, with fire pit, grill, picnic table, concrete pad, very large space with enough room in between neighbors and some trees with the fall colors.DSCN8556

There are no amenities except pay showers and laundry, also a small campground store, but lots of restrooms throughout,but the views are absolutely amazing. Right on Lake Powell.DSCN8276

The sunsets are beautiful.DSCN8266

Oh, and the stars are also amazing, we saw a shooting star ⭐️
There is marina that also rents boats 🚣 .DSCN8327

The roads and RV sights are kept in great condition. We stayed in D loop, #30. Some sites that have great views of Lake Powell are Loop A, sites 1,3,5,7 and back in sites in Loop D, #1-6. Favorite campground on this trip so far.

They also have a lodge, restaurant,fish cleaning station, picnic area. This is one of the best maintained National parks we have been to.DSCN8264

Tuesday we drive to Horseshoe Bend, about 10 minutes from campground.DSCN8191

This is a bucket list of mine and is absolutely stunning. I was a little nervous as there is no barrier and has a 1000 ft drop off the cliff. It was packed with tourists. From the parking lot it is about a 15-20 minute walk up a hill and then a walk to the site.
It takes a little longer to walk back up the steep hill. There is also RV parking. It is a must do.

Wednesday we drive around and do some sightseeing in the area. One stop that is worth a stop is the Glen Canyon Dam.DSCN8304

It has beautiful views

and can take a tour of dam for $5.00. Off we go to some scenic road stops so I can take some pictures.DSCN8311
We find a few places for off roading and then stop at the marina so Bob can fish an IDSCN8539

feed the ducks 🦆.DSCN8253

Our last day was absolutely amazing.DSCN8439

We did the Lower Antelope Canyon withDSCN8507
Kens Tours 10 minutes from Page, AZ. DIxies Tours is right next door, it is Kens sister and the tours are exactly the same. You can only do a tour with a guide.

We debated on doing the Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon tour and decided on Lower.

DSCN8389The Upper costs more and it is 2 way traffic throughout the tour. The Lower Antelope tour is $25.00 plus a $8.00 Navajo fee so total of $33.00 and you enter one way and exit at the end, so one way traffic.DSCN8481

We made our reservations online just to get the time slot, but you don’t pay until you get there. We couldn’t have had it any better as our 11:00 am slot, left right at 11:00 and it was Bob, myself and one other lady in our group. Our guide was Darrell and he was awesome. He took my camera and changed the settings so I would get the best pictures.DSCN8454

He also multiple times took our picture for us.The normal is 15 in a group and there are multiple groups in Canyon at all times.

DSCN8393In the summer months they have over 4000 people go thru per day and even with their time slot they can wait 2 hours in 115 degrees outside before they go in, and you would probably never get a photo without people in them.DSCN8472

Today, October 26th, the sun beamed down as we were in there, which many people never see. No go-pros or tripods allowed. I can only speak for when we went as I’m sure lighting, crowds, etc play a factor. My point and shoot camera I had on Programmed Auto, ISO 800, that is what my guide set it to.DSCN8434
If thinking of going I would suggest October as less crowded and around 11:00-2:00,
That’s when light hits in there in the fall. The trip in the canyon is about an hour. You go to a waiting room 15 minutes before tour, then about a five minute walk outside and wait to go down stairs into the canyon.DSCN8360

The walk in the canyon is easy flat ground but there are times you go thru small crevices and have to climb steps or ladders. This should be on everyone’s to do list. It is spectacular.
*****There are more than 25 other pictures of Canyon on Living the RV Dream or my personal Facebook page, if you haven’t seen them yet. It’s magical. *****

Oh and we also say Trista and Ryan, (from the Bachelorette) along with theirs 2 kids at the canyon.

After the canyon tour we stopped at Antelope Point near the canyon and Lone Rock Beach right over border in Utah, but part of Glen Canyon Recreational Area. Here you can camp right on the beach.DSCN8519

Few hours for Bob to fish 🐟 and back to campsite to pack up, for our next stop, Williams, AZ. Excited for the Grand Canyon.DSCN8245

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  1. I loved Page, AZ…..did several fo the things you did……Glen Canyon Dam and tour, Horseshoe Bend (was hard on me and my knees but I was determined to do it as I knew it was spectular…..well worth it. Like you I was nervous about the drop off and no barrier. Many visitors getting close to the edges make me nervous. My friend and co-worker when we were working at the Grand Canyon took a two day trip in early June…..went to the North Rim, then got a hotel in Page and did the dam and Antelope Canyon. Just loved Antelope Canyon. We did the upper and we got in on a good time, we were the first group in at 6 AM, so worked out well that we were there in the cooler part of the day and before the heavy day’s crowd. Like you, our tour guide was great and helped us set our cameras for the best pictures. Later in the day when it was pretty hot we went to Lone Rock, drove right up to the water edges, got out our chairs and sat them in the water. I took a swim, it was great just like a lukewarm bath. Later in September a friend from WA came to visit me at the GC, we took a trip to Page and did Antelope Canyon (second trip for me……September was a good month to go also and not too crowded. We also took a boat tour…..4 miles into one of the canyon’s and it was absolutely amazing. I would recommend it. Love, Love, Love Page!

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