Day 7: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona/Utah - Lake Powell, Arizona/Utah
Melissa and I decided to start off the day by waking up super early to watch the sunrise over Monument Valley, specifically over what is called 'The Mittens.' It turned out to be, in my opinion, the best sunrise of the trip.
After taking some sunrise pictures from the overlook, we hiked the 3.7 mile Wildcat Trail around the Mittens.
Oh, and then we found a horse!
We then drove out to Mile Marker 13, which is the location of the classic Monument Valley picture. I originally wasn't sure where it was, and I kept expecting to just happen upon this spot, but when I still hadn't seen it by the time we were about to leave, I had to google it and find it. Turns out we had just entered the Valley on the wrong end. Thanks Melissa for the second picture.
After Mile Marker 13, we headed out. Next stop was Horseshoe Bend along the Colorado River, an amazing sight and lunch spot to say the least.
Next up, the visitor center in Page, Arizona, to decide what to do next. Found out we could go kayaking up Antelope Canyon. It was pretty neat with cliff walls on both sides as you wind up the canyon. Unfortunately, we had gotten there too late in the day, and had to turn around before we reached the end of the canyon to turn our kayaks in. It was still fun though, and the water was a great change of scenery from the hot, dry, deserts we had been hiking in. My feet also enjoyed the rest.
We also checked out the Glen Canyon Dam, which creates the Lake Powell Reservoir, the second largest man-made reservoir in the country!
That night, we decided to camp on the beach of Lake Powell. It ended up being an awesome camping spot, and we even made hot dogs on the beach!
For more pictures, visit the National Parks Galleries!