From Grand Canyon to Mt. Carmel Junction

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After my brief overnight stay at the Grand Canyon, I traveled east to Route 89, the so-called “National Park Highway,” because it passes through or nearby six great National Parks (Grand Canyon NP, Zion NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Grand Tetons NP, Yellowstone NP, and Glacier NP). Turning left onto Route 89, I traveled north, crossing the Colorado River just south of Lake Powell. From there I entered Utah and drove through the southern section of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, eventually reaching the charming little town of Kanab, which is fifteen miles south of Mount Carmel Junction:

I was in a bit of hurry, as I wanted to spend the afternoon at Bryce Canyon, so I didn’t have a chance to take many pictures: just a few quick snaps from the highway illustrating this part of the country:

I did make a quick stop at the Glen Canyon Dam Visitor center, where I took a couple of shots of the dam and the bridge over the Colorado River: