USA Trip 2018 – Days 17-18 – Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon and Bryce National Park

We woke up early and went to Wahweap Marina to start the Rainbow Bridge Tour. It’s a tour that goes through the magnificent Lake Powell, a huge lake in the middle of the dessert.

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After ~2.5 hours we anchored near Rainbow Bridge National Monument. We had a short hike to get there, and the bridge was really beautiful.

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We then floated back to the marina, seeing more of beautiful Lake Powell.

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The boat trip was pretty long (7.5 hours), so we were really hungry and went again to the same Mexican restaurant where we had eaten the day before. We then enjoyed a relaxed afternoon by the hotel pool, and used the time to do some laundry.

The next day we woke up early to attend Upper Antelope Canyon tour at 6 AM (with this company). Doing the tour so early allowed us to enter first and get a quiet experience. The Canyon is really beautiful, yet the tour is not as informative – just walking through the Canyon and the guide shows the best picture points (and even takes some photos on your phone for you).

I guess the pictures will speak better than I do:

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After getting back to the hotel in order to have some breakfast and check out, we went to see the impressive Glen Dam, that had actually created Lake Powell. The tour taught us about the construction of the dam, and how it creates electricity.

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We then drove to Bryce National Park, and did part of the Navajo Trail and part of the Queen Gardens Trail. Bryce is really beautiful, and odd. The colors seem unreal. It seems too orange to be true, as if someone applied an instagram filter to it

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We then drove to more distant viewpoints in order to see the sunset.

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