ovtomato - 9:55 pm on Jan 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
When visiting the southwest here is a little off the beaten track route. Bryce Canyon past Kodachrome Basin take Cottonwood Canyon(30 miles dirt) to 89. Continue to House Rock Road 8 miles to buckskin Gulch parking - do Buckskin or hike to "The Wave" at Coyote Buttes. Drive south another 28 miles to 89A and hit the north rim of Grand Canyon - much cooler than South. Take the boat trip on Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge and a tour of Antelope Canyon- 50 feet deep and can't see the sky. From Page you can drive to South Rim on the way to Vegas or Sedona, don't miss Walnut Canyon Cliff Dwellings. Also, the Gila Cliff Dwellings are awesome, near Silver City, continental divide NM.