Lake Powell Suites
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... were higher.
We drove through the desert, southwards then eastwards, over the border into Arizona towards the town of Page. The scenery on the journey was not quite as dramatic as Bryce Canyon, but still interesting with lots of carved rock formations and canyon walls.
As we approached Page we passed over the Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back the Colorado River to make Lake Powell, the largest reservoir in the USA (currently). It's a huge lake, nearly twice ...
Continuing north we saw a sign for Cottonwood Canyon at about mile marker 18 (Utah) so we turned onto the road. A sign there indicated Cottonwood Canyon was 8 miles and the road was "Impassable When Wet." Another temporary sign noted that the road was closed 3 miles in. We wanted to check it out anyway. This road is very rough and mostly washboard. We saw a few pieces of car fenders along the way. The road turned out to not be closed but there were huge ruts ...
... vehicles at a time but in peak season (which was now) the tour companies ignore this and send out double the amount at a time. We counted 7 vehicles in our convoy which gave us a clue that we weren’t to be alone in this magical place.
How right we were. With our 7 vehicles plus others that were already parked, there had to be at least 100 people in the narrow Canyon, so right from ...
... and the colours of the cliffs really stood out. This canyon goes from fairly wide to very narrow. It is easy to see how flash floods are the biggest concerns here. These cliffs are made from sand and are carved by the wind and the water to give you the swirls and patterns that we see today. The water levels are a little low right now so you can see where the water line is from previous years. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. I got some great ...
... of the Four Corners region, and lived in cliff dwellings at Betatakin and Keet Seel at Navajo National Monument, and also at Mesa Verde, Wupatki, Chaco (the biggest settlement) , Walnut Canyon, Aztec Ruins and elsewhere. Then arrived at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park - definitely another WOW place. Camped right on the rim, what a view. On Indian land with tours, hotel, restaurant all provided. Booked a tour for tomorrow, as no RVs allowed on the valley loop ...
Other places to stay in Page
208 N. Lake Powell Blvd., Page | 2 star hotelfrom $137
- No fun at all
- Great Location & rooms very clean
- Best Western - you can never tell!
600 Clubhouse Drive, Page | 3 star hotelfrom $132
- Superb value for money
- No surprises
- Shame about reception staff
961 North Highway 89, Page | Hotelfrom $91
- Too hot and noisy to sleep
- We loved the hotel, the staff, the price, and the location
- The best in Page
287 North Lake Powell Boulevard, Page | 2 star hotelfrom $44
- Bien pour le prix
- Good deal for the price
- Never again...
716 Rimview Drive, Page | 3 star hotelfrom $79
- Try somewhere else first
- Nice and clean...
207 N Lake Blvd, Page | 2 star hotelfrom $65