My trip this year will be to Colorado-wanted to do it last year but only had 2 weeks- which wouldn't have given me enough time I thought. I have 22 days in which to do it this year, with not too much sightseeing on the way to, but for a quick few places/sites.
The tentative plan is to visit Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Rocky Mountains.
I'm wondering if I could also squeeze in a visit to Arches ( loved it last time!) and Mesa Verde, or will that be too much?
And is there any other must see places along the way??
And how could I fit in a visit to Garden of the Gods without going back and forth too much?
And does anyone know the best plan for seeing the Rockies in about 3 days? I'm interested in the views- with the lake in the foreground type thing :) and hiking trails, but not too strenuous.
We( the husband :) also want to pass through Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas Kentucky and Missouri.... are we being too ambitious? And if not, what are places there or not too far off that we should see and restaurants you suggest in these places?
Memphis, TN (Graceland)
Little Rock, AR (Diamond mine )
Oklahoma City, OK
Santa Fe, NM
Great Sands, CO
[if possible- Mesa Verde]
Black Canyon, CO
[if feasible- Arches, UT]
Glenwood Springs, CO ( think there's a famous road here? or Hanging Lake?)
Rocky Mountains, CO
North Platte or Kearney, NE (should we go Omaha or is it too much?)
St. Louis, MO (Arch)