Arizona / Utah (Road Trip), USA

ARIZONA

 

GRAND CANYON

On the road to the Grand Canyon, we made a stop on the Route 66, in the city of Seligman.

The Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon National Park has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. The canyon was carved by the Colorado river. The view is stunning and the Grand Canyon is a mandatory stop when visiting the West Coast of the United States.

I strongly advise you to stop at “Mather Point” and “Yavapai point” to admire the view.

We also took a helicopter ride over the Canyon. I sweated like a sinner in church because I don’t really enjoy flying but the view of the canyon from the sky is amazing.

MONUMENT VALLEY

This is also a mandatory stop! Monument Valley is located on the Arizona/Utah border. The valley lies within the territory of the Navajo Nation Reservation. The most famous monuments of the valley (the ones we see in pictures all the time) are the Mitten and Merrick Butte. We took a 4X4 to visit the park and admire the rocs that have all been named by the Navajos (“The Elephant Butte”, “The Three Sisters” (the guide emphasised the fact that he wasn’t talking about the Kardashian sisters), “The Mittens” …).

If you want to visit the park on your own, you’ll have to rent a 4×4 because the roads are not paved.

Advise: don’t wear white.

 

LAKE POWELL

We made a stop at the Glen Canyon Dam. The dam was built in 1964 on the Colorado River and gave birth to the Lake Powell, which is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. A stop at Lake Powell is also mandatory (in fact I feel like everything is mandatory aha). It’s a really, really beautiful place and one of my favorite places. The beauty of the place is breathtaking.

And what did we do once more ? We flew over the lake, but with a plane. And wow, this view …

UTAH

 

BRYCE CANYON

Oh guess what I’m about to say … Bryce Canyon is also a MANDATORY STOP. This is one of the most beautiful place I’ve seen in my life. Bryce Canyon is located in the South West of the state of Utah. To visit the canyon, you have two options: walking through a path along the canyon and on which there are several points of view. Or go for a hike in the canyon and see its fabulous rocks even closer.

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