Lone Rock, near Page, AZ, is a beautiful place to stay. And now that I'm old, I get in for free, and camping is only $5 per night.
Unfortunately, it's gotten a lot more crowded since I was first here 10 years ago.
But I managed to get away from the crowd and had a lovely view of Lone Rock. There is a lot to see and do in the Page area, and this is a good place to stay while exploring. (No, that's not my boat...)
A little south of town is Horseshoe Bend, where the Colorado River winds through Marble Canyon.
You can take a 5-hour raft trip through Marble Canyon to Lee's Ferry, and you can stop to use the facilities right where the Bend is. I thought about taking the trip, but it was really hot while I was there. Next time!
One thing I hadn't done before was take a tour of Glen Canyon Dam. The town of Page did not exist before the dam was built in the late 1950s. This turbine is one of the 8 original installed in the dam.
We got to walk out on the dam, lean over the edge, and take pictures.
Under the bridge you can see the blue raft boats that go down the canyon. Are you wondering how you get to them? There is a 2-mile long tunnel that starts on the other end of town and ends here.
Then we went down an elevator to see the dam's power plant.
Inside we saw the 8 generators. The one in the foreground was being rebuilt.
Now, a couple things I forgot to say in the last 2 posts. While I was in Virginia, my grandson, Jonathan, celebrated his 4th birthday.
And several people commented that they didn't think they could handle the ladders in Lower Antelope Canyon. I forgot to say that Upper Antelope Canyon is level, and only a short walk. It costs even more, but is still worth it, if that's your only option.