Hite City Remains of a “boom town” lie in the lake below
you. The small town – once a miners’ haven –
bears the name of the early settler Cass hite, who
first found gold here in 1883.
Following World War II, the population of Hite
City increased to more than 200 people. Instead of searching for gold, residents swept the area for uranium. Locals said the miners had “uranium on the cranium” as prospectors searched for “hot” rocks or ore.
Like all mining booms in the West, this one, too, eventually dwindled, returning Hite to its small-town existence. Finally in 1964, the rising waters of Lake Powell engulfed Hite, ending forever what dreams of prosperity had begun.
Mark, Fiona, Michel & Christophe
Megan and Anthony
After the Gravel Road our Guide told us that we can have a free ride at stop a the next corner, a very cool rider where I was even able to take pictures at the same time of riding (not more than 65 miles per hours).
From Mexican Hat to Lake Powell, there is one dirt road, gravel road only so I that part of the trip we have had to be very carefull
The name “Mexican Hat” comes from a curiously sombrero-shaped, 60-foot (18 m) wide by 12-foot (3.7 m) thick (18.3 x 3.7 m), rock outcropping on the northeast edge of town. The “Hat” has two rock climbing routes ascending it.
Hat rock Inn
Over the years, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States. Unique sandstone formations, the Navajo Indian Nation and the Four Corners Monument define this vast, open desert region.
Christophe, Mark and Michel
W V : for Welcome Visitor
The Grand Canyon is the second most visited place In the United States after the Niagara Falls. On any given day, in peak travel season, anywhere from 10 000 to 20 000 people visit the park.
The entrance fee to the park is $12 for riders. Admission is for seven days.
Once inside the Grand Canyon National Park, mother nature does the entertaining, and she takes your breath away.
The rebuilt Cool Springs stationis now a gift shop offering Route 66 souvenirs and one of a kind Cool Springs memorabilia.
Cool Springs Area
Oatman is a former mining town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona. Located at an elevation of 2,710 feet (830 m).
Oatman has undergone a renaissance of sorts in recent years thanks to burgeoning worldwide interest in Route 66 and the explosive growth of the nearby gaming town of Laughlin which promotes visits to the town
Laughlin is the third most visited casino and resort destination in the state after Las Vegas and Reno, and is one of the top five destinations for American RV enthusiasts.
Laughlin is advertised as a family-friendly destination. Being located on the river, it emphasizes outdoor and family activities. Many of the casinos that line the Colorado River are linked by an unofficial pedestrian thoroughfare known as the Laughlin Riverwalk.
Laughlin’s colorado river
Aquarius casino Resort
If you Bet 50…
24 hours a day people are just playing at the casino and loosing all their money. I have not been able to take that picture on your left because it was only old guys playing, but just for fun I have decided to post this one!!!