US Road Trip 2018 Day 9 – Back to the Grand Canyon

Obviously started the day with another trail run. The area is just too good to pass. After a few kilometers of warmup across town, went up the cliffs above Kanab via the Squaw Trail, then on some singletrack and dirt roads (more like sand roads) called the Connector Trail, down the valley via the Cliffs Trail (very steep, involved a little rock scrambling), then a little bit of John’s Canyon Continue…

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon. Visited just the lower one. No time for both. Stunning scenery. During my 2 hours there, I kept thinking about all the angles I was missing. And I’m sure I missed a ton of them. Nearby you’ll find Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend.

Utah rocks! (and some Arizona rocks as well)

Just the usual 900 year old volcano with adjacent lava field. .. followed by a meteorite crater. Along with the meteorite that created it. Petrified forest. Cute, but I prefer living trees. Canyon de Chelly. Ancient Native American ruins. Recognized this place from westerns. Gooseneck Bend. Monument Valley. Monumental awesomeness. Camped in Navajo National Monument. Great campground, spectacular sunset. Slept next to some other ancient Native American Ruins.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon. South Rim. Stayed in Tusayan, AZ. Hoards of tourists. Watched sunset. Hiked down into the canyon. Easy going down, not as easy going back up. Also went to Desert View. They didn’t have any ancient buildings there, so they built an ancient-looking watch tower.