As part of our partnerships to offer 'Overland to the Expo' adventures, the Arizona Land Rover Owners Club is hosting an epic 4-day journey to two of the most scenic, remote, and dramatically beautiful overlanding destinations that are famous far beyond their locale in the southwestern United States.
The adventure will begin after the 2012 Arizona Land Rover Rally, (May 10–13 in Cottonwood, Arizona).
AZLRO will lead a lucky group through northern Arizona to the amazing scenery of the Arizona/Utah border: Monument Valley. Following a Navajo guide, the group will leave the valley floor to climb high atop Hunt’s Mesa. The vista from Hunt’s Mesa is something you'll remember for a lifetime, and a view that few people will ever experience due to private land laws of the Navajo Nation.
From that majestic point the trip continues north to Halls Crossing on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Powell, where the famous historic Hole in the Rock Trail begins.
The trail works its way through gentle red-rock banks, steep canyon climbs and descents, and plenty of history as it meanders southwest along the San Juan arm of Lake Powell. A high point on the trail is reaching Grey’s Mesa, which runs along the “Great Bend” of the lake. The terrain will test not only the most technically experienced driver, but the capabilities of most 4-wheel drives.
The entire adventure will cover four days of driving with 3-4 nights of Arizona/Utah wilderness camping. The general pace of the trip will be casual, giving way to many photo opportunities. At the trail's end, there is an optional 3-4 mile hike down to the shores of Lake Powell for the more adventurous souls.
Following the return trip to pavement, the group will retrace its route south to Flagstaff, Arizona, just in time for the opening of the 2012 Overland Expo, which takes place May 18–20. The Expo will put the final touches on an unforgettable week in the beautiful Southwest. Sit back, relax and learn valuable skills and mingle with the overlanding industry's most respected experts and suppliers.
For more information or to sign up (signups will begin shortly), please visit www.azlro.org.