We unhooked the pull-car and headed south from Kanab and into Arizona. The canyon is a 90-minute drive. As we crossed plains of sagebrush and cattle, the Vermillion Cliffs lined the horizon. Kanab is at 4800 feet elevation. Within 30 minutes we had climbed to plateaus and were at 8500. The sky was completely clear of clouds. What an amazing view.
We reached the north rim of the Canyon and hiked several trails. The views were beyond spectacular. The altitude was intense on our ability to hike and in total we did about six miles. The viewpoints and vistas were all easily reached from the parking lots and there were few crowds.
On the way back we stopped at the Arizona/Utah border to purchase some beer. In Utah you can't get anything stronger than 3.0....smile.