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  1. Default West & Southwest Trip

    Hi all I'm planning to drive from Colorodo (Denver) through lower part of Utah and Nevada to L.A. Then from there drive the coast line to S.D. From S.D. through upper AZ, upper texas, and upper NM and back to Colorodo.

    Any suggestions of cool places ( scenic/ nature stuff) or routes to drive through or by in southern Utah, southern Nevada, or even northern New Mexico?

    I'm not looking to make any real stops at any of these places... just wanted to appreciate the landscape during the overall road trip (I'm from the midwest and have been dulled by flat countryland).

    Thanks in advance.

    Okay all those who are willing to help I've got a few more specifics of the major routes I'm going to take:

    70W from CO to UT

    15S from UT around Vegas to L.A.

    L.A. to S.D. along the coast line

    8E from S.D. to AZ

    Then from Phoenix: 17N to 40E to N.M.

    25W from N.M. back to CO.

    Hope that helps. Is Moab, UT or Mohave Desert worth driving through??

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 05-22-2007 at 10:13 AM. Reason: continuation of previous post

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    Default And scenery you'll see!

    Lots of it....some beautiful stuff on those roads.

    Any suggestions of cool places ( scenic/ nature stuff) or routes to drive through or by in southern Utah, southern Nevada, or even northern New Mexico?
    Southern Utah: Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Glen Canyon NRA, Grand Staircase/Escalante to name a few

    Southern Nevada: Valley of Fire, Lake Mead NRA, Vegas Strip, Hoover Dam

    Northern New Mexico: Taos, Sante Fe,

    Southern Colorado (you didn't ask but it's right there): Mesa Verde, Durango, Great Sands Dunes NP

    Is Moab, UT or Mohave Desert worth driving through??
    A big YES!!!

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    Default An awesome road trip area!

    Quote Originally Posted by navs View Post
    Hi all I'm planning to drive from Colorodo (Denver) through lower part of Utah and Nevada to L.A.
    Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum! Your possible route will incorporate some of the most scenic desert landscapes found anywhere in the world.

    Arches NP take by Welllam on his trip


    Another shot by Welllam near Durango, CO.
    Any suggestions of cool places ( scenic/ nature stuff) or routes to drive through or by in southern Utah, southern Nevada, or even northern New Mexico?
    Capitol Reef is a great driving trip and you might also enjoy following this field trip along Route 66 to Oatman.
    Hope that helps. Is Moab, UT or Mohave Desert worth driving through??
    Absolutely gorgeous country, here is a field report that covers much of your trip.

    Mark

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