During April, I’m blogging daily as a participant of the
Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge (with time off on Sundays).
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One of my favorite spots in the U.S. is the corridor between Flagstaff, Arizona and southern Utah. If you travel north from Flagstaff along Hwy 89 and then head west on Hwy 89A near the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, you'll encounter some of the most desolate and beautiful canyon country on the planet.
On a sunny day in March, the red cliffs against the blue sky is remarkable. Near Kaibab National Forest, there was enough snow to keep the northern entrance to Grand Canyon closed for another month. At one point, I stopped the car and got out. There wasn't a single car in any direction - amazing! Reading the roadside marker, I learned that I was standing on the only paved road amid 2.8 million acres of wilderness. The sign warns that traveling the other roads in this area of the state require 'advance planning and precautions to ensure a safe trip'.