img_7444_1.jpgA short summary of our day: After breakfast we visited the Glen Canyon dam at Lake Powell – a landmark that we can see from our hotel rooms. We weren’t able to take part in a tour at this time because we were already booked for the Antelope Canyon tour…
Jeeps took our tour group along a dry riverbed into Navajo country and to the canyon. We got out of the vehicles, entered the canyon and were lead through, and afterwards we were able to return to the entrance at our own pace which meant we had more photo opportunities. We then returned to the dam and tried to get on a tour again, and this time we really lucked out as no one else had signed up and we ended up getting a private tour. We took an elevator down into the base of the dam and visited the generator building. Something you don’t do every day :-)

I had heard about the so-called Horseshoe Bend where the Colorado river has formed a huge loop, with a view point nearby. What a great place that was: You stand on top of very brittle sand stone at a cliff more than 200m above the river. Looking down, you can just about make out tiny boats that float along. Really nice!