After shaking the sand out of our boots from walking the dunes at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park we continued our drive north on State Route 89 to Glendale in search of the Glendale Bench Road, also known as Johnson Canyon Road.
We drove through Glendale, about five blocks long, twice looking for this elusive road then stopped in at the Post Office and asked directions. We were told where to turn, that the pavement ends on top and, NOT to turn off the road so we wouldn’t get lost.
Once “on top” of the bench views spread northward to the Pink Cliffs at the southern edge of Bryce Canyon National Park…
…and east towards the Grand Staircase Escalante.
After about 15-20 miles of gravel…
…we rejoined the pavement where we’d turned around before.
Then drove back through the Navajo Sandstone that flanks Johnson Canyon.
We saw a few cars parked by the old movie set, behind locked gate, and noticed a hangin’ goin’ on.
And Mike spotted the Eagle Arch which we couldn’t find on the last drive. Probably because it was marked on the wrong side of the road on the map.
We’ve just about exhausted the options of things to do and places to see around Kanab and my truck should be out of the shop Monday by close of business. Which means, I’m on the road again and heading for Flagstaff.