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 Park
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,
which 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.
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.
The sunsets are beautiful.
Oh, and the stars are also amazing, we saw a shooting star ⭐️
There is marina that also rents boats 🚣 .
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.
Tuesday we drive to Horseshoe Bend, about 10 minutes from campground.
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.
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.
We find a few places for off roading and then stop at the marina so Bob can fish an I
feed the ducks 🦆.
Our last day was absolutely amazing.
We did the Lower Antelope Canyon with
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
In 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.
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.
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.
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.
Few hours for Bob to fish 🐟 and back to campsite to pack up, for our next stop, Williams, AZ. Excited for the Grand Canyon.