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Old 09-29-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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2014 trip to Grand Canyon

DW and I are considering taking her parents and our 3 young grand sons to the Grand Canyon and if possible, a nearby reservation next year . Has anyone visited either of these locations and can offer some suggestions? We'll be leaving from California.
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There are plenty of places to stop over near the Grand Canyon. Just check into making reservations early for the South side of the canyon (the most visited part). If you want to go a little further you can go east and north around the canyon (from inside the park) and go to Page AZ. Lots to see and do there. Antelope Slot Canyon tour and the CRD (Colorado River Discovery) 1/2 day river trip from the dam to Lees ferry are both a must do. The river trip has NO whitewater (its more like a long narrow lake) but you see the same river canyon that you saw at South Rim from the water level. 900' canyon walls, etc etc. Google it and see what I'm talking about. Antelope Canyon is very interesting. You can get a tour from downtown Page or drive out to the place and start there. Lees Ferry has fishing guides for some of the best rainbow trout fishing in the world. Lake Powell at Page has great bass, catfish, striped bass fishing and excellent house boating but you need reservations for houseboats a year early and they ain't cheap. There is a dinosaur museum 20 miles NW of Page on 89 and there are tours of the Glen Canyon dam if you want to see it.
Check out "North Rim" of the canyon also. Look it over on the internet before you go. its a bit of a drive from Page. If you do go there you can go back home via Kanab Utah, St George, UT and then Las Vegas.
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"Cliffy". Thanks for all the info. Especially the fishing stuff (one of my passions). Sounds like you know the area well. Are there any spots you'd recommend for historical Native American culture? Oh, are the canyon areas you mentioned ok for driving a 35 ft rv or should I consider renting a vehicle?
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Native Culture? I'll have to look into that. I'm sure there are some touristy spots but a for real Indian Pow-wow happens every year somewhere but I know not where. Once in a while I see posters for cultural events but nothing organized for a wide range of tourists. You might contact the Page AZ Chamber of Commerce to see what they know.
All the roads are very passable in a 35 footer. Some great scenery is also in the offing for you.
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