This was a great boondocking site (small fee), right on the water, off of Lone Rock Road. If you were brave enough, you could venture onto the beach and park right on the water. We had planned on this as we had heard many people do and let’s face it, how many times can you park right on the water on a beach like that? When we got there however, we took our tow vehicle down one of the many paths to the water to look for a good path to bring the motor home down. Boy, am I glad we did this. With trying many different paths, we found ourselves almost stuck in the sand twice. We opted not to go down to the beach but find a spot up in the main arriving area that was more compacted dirt and secure.
After being there for 3 days and having the wind pick up and blow more fine sand onto the paths, we ended up helping 4 different people dig out there cars from getting stuck. I am glad we did not try to venture down to the water. Yes, it would have been nice to be there, inflate our kayak and just go. However, I would much rather give that up than have to call a wrecker to get our coach out of a sand pit.
We had a great view from up where we were. We were on a plateau on nice solid ground, looking down on the lake. We had sweeping views from horizon to horizon. And the sunrises and sunsets were spectacular!
While there, we were close to the Glen Canyon Dam near Page, AZ, so we decided to stop in and take a tour.
This was a very informative tour (and cheap at just $5 bucks pp), not to long at 45 min and you got to see some pretty interesting areas of the dam. Interesting fact that we did not know, the Glen Canyon Dam is actually bigger than the Hoover Dam. I don’t know about you, but when I think of a giant dam, I think of Hoover. Not so anymore. There are lots more interesting facts about the dam here.
After a few days we were ready to move on to our next destination, the Grand Canyon. Having never been there before, we were excited about this stop. We stayed at Trailer Village, right in the Grand Canyon village and within the parks boundaries. While the rv park was tight with our 45 foot motor home, it was a pull through site with full hook-ups. With a bigger rig, this really is the only option if you want to be near everything.
What’s nice about staying right on the property of the Grand Canyon is all the wildlife. Every night we had a bunch of Elk traipsing around the rv park. The pictures above are just a small portion of the Elk that we saw. And yes, that is our coach in the background. The Elk really were did not care that there were people around.
The Grand Canyon itself is easily accessible from Trailer Village by car, walking, biking or the bus system. We first took our car around to the various pull-off’s and saw some spectacular views from different angles.
All I have to say is…WOW!
Pictures really don’t do it justice. This is a must see at least once in your life.
Another day we went out on one of the trails and hiked a little bit. Once we got out there we realized we picked a trail that was very popular and paved. While we’re not against paved trails, we were just looking for something more off road. Oh well, it still had some great views.
It was a great day for a hike. It was a wonderful few days in the Grand Canyon. Once we’ve seen it though, I don’t really feel the need to go back. It is quite a drive into the park from either direction and let’s face it, there’s only so many canyons you can see before you start to get burned out. We’ve spent the entire month of October looking at canyons.
Just one more to check off the list.