It's been a couple days since the last update and this one will be a long one so sit back get comfortable.
We showed you Valley of the Gods; now we'll show you Marble Canyon which was our next stop after we left the View Hotel in Monument Valley. However first we'll make a fast side trip Goosenecks State Park in Utah. The park is situated between Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley (much closer to Valley of the Gods) and is accessible by a paved road leading into a gravel parking lot.
Goosenecks State Park is four miles off Utah Highway 261 near Mexican Hat where you can look into a 1,000 foot (305 meters) deep chasm carved through the Pennsylvanian Hermosa Formation by the San Juan River.
We've got a small video at the end of this showing the area just a little bit better.
We arrived in Marble Canyon early afternoon and decided to top off the Jeep and go explore the area. Don wanted to see if he could find a view of the Grand Canyon that might be off the beaten path and not in the Park itself so off we went. And 5-hours later we made it back to the hotel to check-in and get a great meal at the restaurant.
We found several spots where we could overlook the beginning of the Grand Canyon as well as the Colorado River.
Want to see how you get a person 6-9 and make him look small? Have him sit on a ledge overlooking the Grand Canyon.
We didn't want to leave people with the impression that you need a high clearance 4-wheel drive to see anything in this area. Lees Ferry is adjacent to Marble Canyon and Cliff Dwellers a settlement even smaller than Marble Canyon and offers several chances to view strange and very unusual rock formations.
Gooseneck State Park
We don't want to close this out without saying hello to Lea & Chris from New York. Glad we were able to help you with your camera problem and again - thanks for dinner!
As always thanks for allowing us to share and please feel free to leave a comment.
Sandy & Don