Day 7 pm
Lone Rock Beach / Glen Canyon Dam
April 26, 2013I inquired about this location from different folks I met. It sounded scenic, unique and fun. Lone Rock Beach is a wilderness campground right on the water front facing Lone Rock. The beach is massive as is the Lone Rock. Warning signs are posted for road conditions (the road is anywhere on the beach). The gate attendant said I should be fine to drive my Soul to the water's edge if I followed tracks in the darker sand areas. I wasn't game to give it a try. I did some research before hand and read where lots of visitors got stuck in the sand. I drove part way, parked then walked the rest of the way to the water. It was a perfect spot to hang out, cool off, and dine.
The drive from Lone Rock Beach to my hotel takes me right by the Glen Canyon Dam and Carl Hayden Visitor Center. I stopped in to check out if there was an opening for the $5.00 45 minute tour and lucky me there was one spot left but it was leaving in 7 minutes. Security is high, so I had to run to the Soul to drop off everything. I was only allowed to bring my wallet and my camera but not the camera case. The first elevator brought us down part way where the bridge was almost at eye level and the visitor center a bit up. The second elevator took us all the way to the bottom. I'm not that much into details and listening on these types of tours but enjoy being in these places.