Grand Canyon Day 4 – Rest Day at Lake Powell and Horseshoe Bend

After 3 days in the Grand Canyon, we knew a day off would be a good idea. Once we’d arrived in the area, we realized there was lots of easy stuff to do! Peek-a-boo canyon looked exciting, but one review indicated how easy it was to get stuck in the sand, even with an AWD. However, Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell looked exciting, and we had to visit Horseshoe Bend. Neither disappointed and it was a great day, and we even got to check out where we were meeting the following day’s shuttle for Buckskin.

Houseboats on Lake Powell. Looks like a good family vacation!
Glen Canyon dam. No visitors unfortunately, but Samuel was intrigued about how they built it. So I started looking into visiting the Hoover Dam at the other end of the Grand Canyon.
We had visited the Three Gorges Dam in 2006 when it was being built, though Samuel was too young to remember. Amazing how it is now 10x the size of this.
We wanted to walk across the bridge to get some more photos. As soon as we started walking across, I was uncomfortable, but the way the bridge wobbled when a truck went past turned me into a quivering wreck. We did not walk across the bridge, and it took all my courage to drive across it later.
A famous site in the area is “The Wave,” but it requires permits which are in high demand. This was “The New Wave” which was close to the dam and a fun little climb, and no one else in sight! The area is full of so many cool things to see.
A classic shot of Horseshoe Bend.
Lots of others also taking photos! It was about a mile walk from the parking.
Samuel had to remind me that he is not afraid of heights!
Our hotel in Kanab was well situated and walking distance from the Wild Thyme Cafe, Glazier’s Market, and Big Al’s Burgers.

Now we were ready for our Buckskin Gulch adventure.

This page is linked to from my Grand Canyon Buckskin Gulch home page.

Published by Peter Ireland

I am originally from England, and my wife Janet is from Louisiana. When we started Geocaching in 2002, we needed a name, and the Cajunlimeys were created, and that is the name I use for my blog. Even though Janet has no Cajun blood, her cooking is excellent! “Limeys” comes from the nickname for English sailors, who ate limes to prevent scurvy. We live in Houston, Texas, with Bailey and Samuel. We love adventures and want to share the experiences with others. When planning trips, I have found other people’s sites very useful, so I want to give back and add a different perspective.

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