Itinerary to Valley of Fire, Zion, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Havasupai Falls

April 12-19, 2015
Valley of Fire State Park (Nevada): http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire-state-park/
  • Map:¬†http://www.nps.gov/glca/planyourvisit/upload/Horseshoe%20Bend2.pdf
  • Approximately 5 miles south of the Carl Hayden Visitor Center on U.S. Hwy 89, just south of highway marker 545, turn west on the dirt road which ascends the small hill. Drive a short distance west on the dirt road and park at the base of the hill. Climb up and down sandy hill.
    1.5 mile (2.4km) round-trip
    Easy
OTHER IDEAS
Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point

This 10.7-mile out-and-back dives more than 3,000 feet to a photogenic perch offering five-star views of the Colorado River and the second deepest canyon in the United States.

South Kaibab Trail to Bright Angel Trail

Trek to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on this 13.7-mile shuttle hike that tours rugged canyons, visits the Colorado River, and features stunning cliffside views.

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Antelope canyon to Grand Canyon

We headed out of Page, AZ about 15 minutes toward our tour of Antelope Canyon and Rattlesnake Canyon. Our tour operator was fantastic! http://www.navajoantelopecanyon.com/tours.html

They had covered suburbans (other groups had open truck bed seats). Why is this important? It’s windy, sandy, and cold. 

The morning we started out at Rattlesnake Canyon. 

   

 

  

After exploring this amazing wave canyon, we headed over to upper antelope canyon. There were a bunch of photographers in our group, so we got to see the magic in making/creating beautiful shots with the light.  

  

 

   

 We headed to lunch at this awesome Texas BBQ joint! I was at home immediately.  

  

 It was roughly a three hour drive from Page, AZ to the Grand Canyon south rim. After seeing all the smaller slot canyons, the Grand Canyon was astonishingly gigantic and stunning!   

Caught the iMax movie on the Grand Canyon. It had some nice aerial shots. Dinner was the local pizza joint called We Cook Pizza and Pasta. Just delicious!