After a long drive we are now ready to get the last few freeway miles in, crossing from Nevada into Arizona, along the Virgin River and into Utah. And as soon as we’re there, we’re heading east, cutting south of Zion National Park (planned for later) and dropping back into Arizona.
Why? Well, we’re on our scenic route to Page, AZ, and our drive will take us through Kaibab Indian Reservation, National Forest and past the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. Perfectly timed for our lunch stop is the Pasture Canyon Lookout Point along Hwy 89A, where we enjoy our break overlooking the impressive cliffs – despite the lingering haze from the California, Colorado & other states’ wildfires which have been burning pretty much non-stop since August.
Our drive continues on along the Cliffs, before crossing the Colorado River at Marble Canyon. Then we head upstream to Page, AZ where we check into the Page Lake Powell Campground for a couple of nights.