Hat Rock Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHat Rock Inn Mexican Hat
Good sized rooms, great pool, good jacuzzi. Although this place is still being developed you can see they are working hard to build it into a nice base for visiting the local area.
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... were somehow more spooky particularly as they echoed even the quietest sound.
In the afternoon we chilled at our small cabins where the temperature rose to about 83degF(30degC) Strongish winds disguise the full heat of the sun which is much stronger at these altitudes (5000+feet) It was here we picked up the news of England's defeat by Australia in the Rugby World Cup, effectively taking the hosts out of the competition. Horrible!
The real reason we were at Lake Powell though was that the nearby town of Page was the gateway to Navajo country and the Antelope Canyon. Unlike Zion or the Grand Canyon, this canyon is tiny. It is touted as a photographer's heaven.
Robyn was a bit concerned about the steep ladders that led to the canyon floor, but with two other members of the party also a bit anxious, they all seemed to get strength from each other.
Our Navajo guide was a ...
... huge so we only manage to explore two of its amazing canyons; the Lower Antilope canyon and Navajo canyon. It was a delight and we thoroughly enjoyed our four hours on the water. Luckily it's the low season as the number of boats anchored on the shores of the lake gives away that this expense of water must be one of the favourite spot of the overheated Las Vegas residents. They move along the lake and the canyons with RVs on water tugging motorboats ...
... at an information sign and picked up a map of the park. Would have been nice or our way in but did not see the box for maps at that entrance, may have been there – we just did not see it. They only identify half a dozen specific formations vs. more than 20 n the MV map.
After leaving Valley of the Gods we drove down to Hovenweep National Monument. On our way we saw another herd of wild horses as well as some prairie dogs (the ...
... that plan worked perfectly. We got back to one of the key observation points just in time for the glow on the rocks to really enhance the effect. Our new camera has a sunrise/sunset setting that amplifies the reds and yellows adding to the photos.
Back to the camper for a late supper and showers. The trip was very dusty in the desert, not so much from our jitney but from the hundreds of other cars, trucks, and jitneys we passed or were ...