Mr. Bill wrote in post #15795666
Just finished booking my hotel rooms for the southwest trip I am planning towards end of April. Thought I would list where I plan to go and if anyone has any additional places I should shoot.
1. Arrive in Flagstaff - late afternoon
2. Next morning - Go to South rim of Grand Canyon & spend day there then shoot sunset.
3. Next morning go to Sedona
4. Next morning drive to Page, AZ and then hit Horseshoe Bend for afternoon
5. Next day go to Antelope Canyon, will try to hit both Upper & Lower
6. Next day drive to Keyanta & go spend day in Monument Valley
7. Next day?
8. Next day?
9. Drive home
Any other things I should try & shoot?
Appreciate all advice.
An entire day in Monument Valley could be a lot, unless you have some tour thing already set up. From there you are very close to Valley of the Gods, it's a nice quiet drive. You aren't that far from Moab either, you could hop up there and look around. I was just at both Grand Canyon and Moab, both were packed with people, ack. The Needles district of Canyonlands is less crowded, if you are up for hiking that is a good place, but unlike Arches or the northern section of Canyonlands, you do need to get out and walk, so only visit if you want to walk around.
Also if you are up for a bit of a walk, take the Kaibab Trail from Yaki Point into the Grand Canyon. I went down to the point called Cedar Ridge, really not a bad walk back out of there, if doing it again, I'd probably drop down a little further. Attached is a photo I snapped while on the way down.
And, as mentioned above, Highway 89 is closed, so you'll be taking a detour. The ranger at Grand Canyon said that is permanent, it will never be re-opened. Will probably make Page a bit less busy.
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.