I'm an East-coast girl planning a western driving trip for next summer, and I could use some help:
We'll be leaving the Grand Canyon (North Rim) and driving to Mesa Verde National Park. We'll be taking Hi 89 to 98 to 160, most of which cuts through the northern portion of the Navajo Indian Reservation.
Looking at the map, this area appears to be empty -- even desolate. Most of the towns on the reservation seem to be in the southern portion of the reservation. Is this area really devoid of all civilization? I was hoping we'd find some interesting stops on the way through the reservation -- or at least some unusual food.
What about Glen Canyon dam? It's just a few miles out of the way. Is it worth a stop?
There's the 4-corners area, which I suppose is a must-do.
Any advice on what seems to be a road less traveled?