A Scenic Drive through Arizona

One of the things I like to do the most when travelling is taking road trips. Road trips allow you to see things that you wouldn’t get to see if you stayed in a major city hub. You can travel at your own pace, stop whenever you want, and spend more or less time at a location. This is one of the major reasons we often try to see things independently without a tour group.

When we visited Arizona and Utah we were treated to some really nice scenery. Here are a few of the photos I was able to capture while on our road trip. I was surprised at the beauty of the landscapes in Arizona about a couple hours beyond the Grand Canyon.


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Horseshoe Bend in Page Arizona

As part of the Colorado River tour we went around Horseshoe bend in our raft.  However, you really appreciate the beauty (and the depth) of this attraction when you visit it from the top of the canyon.

It is a horseshoe shaped meander in the Colorado River.  This section of the river is near the town of Page, Arizona.  It is about a fifteen minute drive from town.  It is a short hike over a hill and across the red rock and sand.  As there is no shade it is good to visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon when the sun is not so hot.


We made time for this stop before our Colorado river rafting tour.

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Rafting down the Colorado River

Glen Canyon, Colorado River

Glen Canyon, Colorado River

One of the main reasons we came through Page, Arizona was to raft down the Colorado river.  We booked our trip with Raft the Canyon.  We had a great trip, our raft tour guide Rex was awesome.  He was very knowledgeable, laid back and fun!

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My Surprise Road Trip!

We are on a road trip as I write this post, planned out by Andrew as a surprise for me!  When I first saw the plane ticket to Las Vegas I was very surprised.  But there was so much more, to give you a sneak peek of what we have been doing I have listed our itinerary below:

1. Las Vegas, Nevada

2. Grand Canyon, Arizona

3. Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado River (Page, Arizona)

4. Zion National Park (Springfield, Utah)

This concludes the road trip and the first week of our vacation.  We will be flying to British Columbia, Canada in the next couple days.  For the continued surprise adventure, stay tuned for stories of our adventures.