What To Expect
Oak Creek Canyon
The painted Desert
The Navajo Nation
The Colorado River and Lake Powell
Leaving Sedona, your journey will begin by enjoying Oak Creek Canyon, one of the prettiest roads in the US. Towering Red Rocks will be surrounding you on this 12 mile drive. You will pass Slide Rock State Park, the movie set for the 1950 western "Broken Arrow". After reaching the top of the Colorado Plateau you will be driving through the second largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the World.
Heading north on Route 89, you will go through the colorful Painted Desert as well as the Vermillion Cliffs. You will learn about the history, folklore and ways of life of these people, since it is one of the biggest Tribal Nations in the United States.
Then, you will get the opportunity to do a 1.4 mile hike to the Horseshoe Bend and take pictures of the Colorado River below you. This is one of the most photographed views in the World. With a little luck you might see some river rafts going down the Colorado!
After this, you will enjoy your boxed lunch (turkey sandwich, chips, fruit salad and a cookie) at Glen Dam. Then you will have time to explore the information center of Glen Dam, take pictures of the Dam, the Colorado River and Lake Powell.
The final destination will be the majestic Cathedral Canyon! On this nature hike your guide will point out various facts about the animal life in the area and the native plants once used by the Navajo ancestors long ago and still used today. You will also appreciate the fantastic rock formations that this canyon tour offers (Cathedral Hall, Four Sisters, Thumb Rock, Pucket Rock, and of course the astonishing slot canyons of this region). This adventure provides a personal touch to explore the beauty of the Navajo land.
Horseshoe Bend and Cathedral Canyon hike
Tips and gratuities
Pick-up time: 6:00 - 6:30 AM
Minimum of 4 participants is required
Hiking is somewhat strenuous and you should be in fit condition. Participants need to be able to navigate through a 2 foot slot Canyon at one point, and to navigate up a 5 foot ladder at one point.
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