Antelope Canyon by Land and Lake
Dramatic Vistas, Dazzling Colors, Rich Culture
Travel to the central border of Arizona and Utah to one of the most stunning recreational areas in the country, Page. It is extremely scenic, with tall canyons, red-rock formations and sand dunes. Marvel at the beauty of the slot canyons as you walk with a Navajo guide in Antelope Canyon. See and photograph dramatic vistas of Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. In Lake Powell, a guided boat tour highlights one of the most breathtaking and tranquil places on earth. This is a great opportunity to see the narrow, colorful, and sculpted geology of the canyon walls up-close, all the while learning about the history of this fascinating region.
Page stands on top of a mesa overlooking the lake at the center of the world-renowned Grand Circle – a remarkable collection of parks, monuments, historical sites, and prehistoric Indian ruins. Page is surrounded by geological formations that are iconic in the American West. Hollywood has long known of the wonders of Page, filming such features here as “Broken Arrow” and “Into the Wild”. Located beside Navajo Tribal lands, Page is rich in geographic, cultural, and historic marvels to explore.
Lake Powell was formed when the Glen Canyon Dam was flooded, drowning literally hundreds of canyons. The Glen Canyon Dam is a vital link in the Colorado River Storage Project, which is a series of dams and reservoirs along the Colorado River. These dams and their reservoirs work together to provide water, electricity, flood control, and recreation to millions of people. Glen Canyon Dam, built between 1956 and 1966, stands 710′ from bedrock and holds back an amazing 26,215,000 acre-feet of water, or 9,000,000,000,000 gallons, when Lake Powell is full.
Antelope Canyon is one of the most breathtaking and tranquil places to visit. Gently carved from the Navajo sandstone over the course of millions of years, the slot canyons are truly magnificent. Twisting narrow slots with just enough space for a small group to walk the sandy floor – and an occasional brilliant shaft of sunlight from above. The views in Lower Antelope Canyon change constantly as the sun moves across the sky, filtering lights softly across the stone walls. These ever-moving sun angles bounce light back and forth across the narrow canyon’s walls, creating a dazzling display of color, light, and shadow. The hidden “slots” are carved from layers of swirling sandstones by seasonal streams that wear away the sandstone grain by grain, forming beautiful and graceful curves in the rock, so narrow in spots that you can easily stretch out your arms and touch both sides.
Day 1 ~ Today is packed with the sights and sounds of this gorgeous area. This afternoon, tour Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Dam by boat. This is an up-close opportunity to view the narrow, colorful, and sculpted geology of the lower end of Lake Powell. This high-walled Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell is famous not only for its coloration and slot canyons. The Navajo Sandstone walls squeeze closer and closer together as the boat goes deeper into the canyon – to the point you feel like you could reach out and touch the towering walls.Water, coffee, and lemonade are available on the cruise. You may bring food and drink on board with you. Later, enjoy a senior-friendly 4-wheel drive truck and walking tour of Antelope Canyon, guided by a local Navajo expert. Accommodations for tonight are at Lake Powell Resort. Set along the shores of alluring Lake Powell, resort amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi internet service in lobby, fitness center, lounge and restaurant. Rooms are equipped with coffee makers, complimentary tea and coffee, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, HD TV.
Day 2 ~ This morning visit and tour Glen Canyon Dam. After the tour depart for Cameron Trading Post, for a no-host lunch. Built in 1916 it has become a show place of Native America Art, so be sure to visit the gallery and gift shop. Try their signature dish, a Navajo taco. Finish with a short walk to view the suspension bridge spanning the Little Colorado River Gorge.
Following lunch, continue homeward bound, arriving in Mesa by early evening.
This is a Moderate Activity Level tour. The itinerary includes numerous departures from the motorcoach, walking tours and steps. Persons of limited mobility should consider the appropriateness of this tour in relation to their physical abilities.
Sequence of tours in Antelope Canyon/Lake Powell may be altered due to availability and weather. Meals are not included. You are welcome to pack snacks and beverages to off-set the cost of restaurant meals. Small coolers can be accommodated we will stop at a grocery store in Page. Plan you travel wardrobe carefully. You will want warm clothing, as the average temperature in Page is 60 degrees this time of year.
$309 pp/do … Escorted tour includes deluxe motorcoach transportation with professional driver, 1 night at Lake Powell Resort, guided Antelope Canyon 4-wheel drive truck tour, narrated Lake Powell boat cruise, Glen Canyon Dam tour. $359 single
March 10-11, 2020 Tuesday – Wednesday
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