Stephen Rees
Road Warrior

Stephen Rees

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Roadtrippers Business Development. Chicago native. Retired Hot Dog Guy.

October 01, 2014
Rated 5.0

You can snag a beautiful view of the city from up here! The drive is also pretty incredible--definitely worth checking out if you've got some time to explore San Francisco.

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October 01, 2014
Rated 3.0

Burger King makes for kind of a bizarre place for a memorial to such an incredible story, but the display is pretty cool.

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October 01, 2014
Rated 4.0

Can't miss these as you're traveling in either direction along Highway 160. There's not a whole lot more here than a cool photo op, but if you're feeling like stretching your legs a bit you can pull over to the side of the road and walk around the base of the structures. Depending on the time of the year there are also usually a couple of pop up stands set up selling handmade Navajo jewelry.

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October 01, 2014
Rated 3.0

The Hogan Restaurant is associated with the Quality Inn next door. There aren't many restaurants in Tuba City, so if you're looking for a sit down place that isn't Denny's then this is the one for you.

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October 01, 2014
Rated 2.0

Had a fine stay at the Quality Inn at Tuba City. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and the desk service was very hospitable. My only complaint with this hotel is that, since there are so few accommodation options to the east of the Grand Canyon, my room seemed pretty overpriced considering what the same place would have cost in a more populous area.

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October 01, 2014
Rated 5.0

One of the few places I've ever been in my life that is 100% as stunning and gorgeous as the photos you've seen. Horseshoe Bend might be one of the most incredible natural attractions to behold in the whole U.S.

It's about a half mile walk from the parking lot to the cliff overlooking Horseshoe Bend--be sure and bring a water bottle, and be prepared to walk through a bunch of sand. Once you get to the edge of the cliff get ready for a jaw-dropping view into the riverbed and the rock formation. As Daryn said, the experience of looking out over such a sheer drop is amazing in and of itself. Seriously, no matter what if you are ANYWHERE close to this area you have to go visit Horseshoe Bend.

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October 01, 2014
Rated 4.0

Very impressive to behold. I still feel pretty ambivalent about the environmental effect of the dam, but the dam is still an incredible engineering feat, and it's very cool to walk park one one side of the dam and walk across it, overlooking a sheer dropoff of concrete and harnessed energy.

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October 01, 2014
Rated 5.0

Antelope Canyon (and especially upper Antelope Canyon) is a huge tourist attraction, so expect large crowds on your guided tour. Also be warned that the visit is fairly costly--it's an $8 entry fee plus a $25 tour.

But with those two factors in mind, Antelope Canyon is absolutely worth it. The slot canyon is gorgeous and unlike anything I've ever witnessed. Be sure and bring a high quality camera to properly capture the bizarre formations.

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October 01, 2014
Rated 5.0

The highlight of the drive down 89A into the north rim. For most of the trip along the Vermilion Cliffs you'd have absolutely no idea that the Colorado River is nearby, and then all the sudden BAM you drive over the Navajo Bridge and look out across an incredible dropoff way down to the river below. The official visitors center was closed when I passed by, but you can still park on the other side of the bridge and walk across from end to end.

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September 30, 2014
Rated 3.0

A tried and true neighborhood bar. There are a ton of Irish pubs like this in the Chicagoland area, but like all the rest Molly Malone's is a great place for a corned beef sandwich, an Irish beer, and uncomfortably running into people you went to high school with when you're home during Thanksgiving.

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