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Horseshoe Bend & Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona
Alt-89 finally dead ends at its parent road, the original US Highway 89. For miles, the road had run at the edge of the Vermilion Cliffs, the second step in the Grand Staircase. Had I turned right at the intersection, it would have continued to do so. But I was turning left, headed north, and as I paused at the crossroads, I tried to figure out where the heck US 89 went. It looked like it drove straight into the mountainside, and disappeared. Well, it didn’t. Instead, US 89 climbed up the staircase, somehow finding a way to the top …