From May 22 to 24, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Hiking Club traveled to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah for their end-of-the-year trip.
Ten names were drawn at random to go on the trip. SRPMIC Recreation Coordinator II Kevin Riding-In said he chose the location because it is not too far away and offers amazing scenery.
With the van loaded up with their hiking and camping gear, the group headed out. They stopped at Horseshoe Bend along the way to Bryce Canyon. Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped loop of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area near Page.
Riding-In said the group’s campsite in Bryce Canyon National Park was nice, and it had the luxury of showers.
On the way back home, the group stopped at Antelope Canyon, the slot canyon on the Navajo Nation that is one of the tribe’s most popular tourist attractions. Accessing Antelope Canyon requires people to negotiate several flights of stairs and climb up and down ladders.
“I am really proud to see how far along the group has come,” said Riding-In. “They were faced with many challenges this year and overcame them.”