Grand Teton mountain range and reflection in the Snake River and pine trees and yellow grass on the rivers edge.

American Road Trip – Top 7 (final)

  “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu   That quote couldn't describe my American Road Trip any better. Like most people with a cross-country trip on their bucket list, finding the time to do...
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View across Zion Canyon of red sandstone mountains in Zion National Park, Utah.

Zion National Park, Utah – American Road Trip (pt32)

Sept 27 2015.  Day 49 of my American Road Trip.   At long last, the final National Park of my American Road Trip has arrived. And while my last, Zion National Park was actually Utah’s first, established in 1919. As the National Park...
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Bryce Point long distance view of bright orange Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah – American Road Trip (pt31)

Sept 26, 2015.  Day 48 of my American Road Trip.   Bryce Canyon  Bryce Canyon National Park has the largest collection of Hoodoos in the world. Yes, hoodoos. I just learned the word myself and they’re just as interesting as their name....
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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah – American Road Trip (pt30)

Sept 26, 2015.  Day 48 of my American Road Trip.   Capitol Reef National Park was the next destination as I made my way through southern Utah visiting as many national parks as I could over a four-day period. The drive from Moab, Utah to...
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View of Green River valley and canyons inside Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah – American Road Trip (pt29)

Sept 25, 2015.  Day 47 of my American Road Trip.   Canyonlands National Park was my next stop after a great day in Arches National Park. Both parks are Moab, Utah adjacent with Arches in the 12 o’clock position and Canyonlands in the 8...
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View of Double O Arch with sandstone rock formations in the background on a sunny day in Arches National Park, Utah.

Arches National Park, Utah – American Road Trip (pt28)

Sept 24, 2015.  Day 46 of my American Road Trip.   The day after Black Canyon of the Gunnison and the Colorado National Monument, I made my way into Utah and began my journey through some of the most beautiful locations in the United...
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Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, Colorado.

Colorado National Monument – American Road Trip (pt27)

Sept 23, 2015.  Day 45 of my American Road Trip.   A couple of hours after I left Black Canyon of the Gunnison, I was rolling into Grand Junction, Colorado which is in west-central Colorado about 40 miles from the Utah border. Grand...
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River view of the gorge in Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado – American Road Trip (pt26)

Sept 23, 2015.  Day 45 of my American Road Trip.     After my early morning exploring in Switzerland of America, I made the 1-hour drive north to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. With all the wonders Colorado has to offer and...
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San Juan National Forest, Colorado.

Switzerland of America – American Road Trip (pt25)

Sept 22-23, 2015.  Day 44-45 of my American Road Trip.   After a great 10 days in New Mexico, it was time to make my final National Park and Monument run through Colorado and Utah. As I drove, my mind was preoccupied with all the cool...
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View of pueblo architecture buildings from Coyote Rooftop Cantina.

New Mexico – American Road Trip (pt24)

Sept 9 – 22, 2015.  Days 31 – 44 of my American Road Trip.   So at this point in the story I’m headed back to Artesia, New Mexico to see family and spend some time with a certain lady friend (grown up term for girlfriend).  The story is...
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