Arizona for Desert Adventuring

The Southwest is home to a plethora of unique geological anomalies that have been carved or weathered down by the desert climate. A few friends and I decided to road trip out to see a few of them and do some camping before the desert sun started to hit summer temperatures.

We looked up places to stay online and Lee’s Ferry Campground did not disappoint. My only complaint is that they don’t allow open fires due to the dangers of fires getting out of control, though they did provide grills oddly enough. The sites were close enough to the water that we could cool off after a long day of hiking, which was a welcome relief from the heat. The site was great but if I had to do it over again, I’d probably choose the “Primitive” sites at Lone Rock Beach, which do allow open fires. I guess I’m just partial to ending a day with a campfire while camping.

Lee’s Ferry was close enough that we were able to hit a few of the main attractions pretty easily. We did Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, both of which are insanely beautiful. Antelope Canyon offers guided tours through the picturesque space and looks other worldly especially in the right light. Horseshoe Bend was also a hit and we caught it at sunset a few nights, which made up for our lack of a campfire quite nicely.

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