Horseshoe Bend to Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument

November 22, 2014: After departing Antelope Canyon we hiked 1.5 miles round-trip to view Horseshoe Bend with the Colorado River twisting and turning through the canyons (within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area). Breathtaking views!

We also stopped at another viewpoint for a view of the Powell River.

Shortly thereafter, we crossed into Utah and stopped at the visitor center for the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument where we saw a small dinosaur display. Ninety million years ago the area was ocean, then twenty million years ago it became beachfront and dinosaurs were aplenty. Fossils from these dinosaurs have been discovered by paleontologists as recently as 2000; these fossils were on display at the visitor center.

Onward to Zion National Park!

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