Travel: Page, AZ & Monument Valley

Traveling to new places has always been one way that I’ve refueled my writing batteries. That being said, I’m going to start documenting more about my trips, both upcoming and past, on this site along with some info on each area and how some of these places inspired my writings. THis post covers a recent trip in late April/early May to northern Arizona. Hope you enjoy the posts as much as I enjoyed the trips!

LOWER ANTELOPE CANYON
This was one of the many slot canyons in or around Page, AZ that are Navajo Tribe run and owned. While Upper Antelope Canyon is more popular, Lower Antelope Canyon is less expensive, larger and less crowded.
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GLEN CANYON DAM OVERLOOK
This comes with a damn that holds back Lake Powell, which is HUGE, most of it in southern Utah. Aside from the overlook and the dam, there’s also a visitor center for those curious about its background.
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HORSESHOE BEND
This landmark is on the side of the I-89 highway to Page, AZ. As its name implies, it resembles a horseshoe. The view is great at sunrise or sunset (lots of people show up during the latter time), with a steep 1000 foot drop. Craziness.
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MONUMENT VALLEY
For years, I’d been looking for some excuse to visit Monument Valley. So when I discovered that Page was a mere two-hour drive away, I had to go. Here are some shots I took during the 17-Mile Self-Guided drive around Monument Valley’s more popular mesas and buttes.
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Here is Mystery Valley, one of many back country areas in Monument Valley that can only be accessed with a Navajo guide. No one else was on my tour, which made it essentially private.
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Right before I headed back to Page, AZ, I got a wonderful sunset parting gift, courtesy of Merrick Butte and The Mittens.
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