Am considering doing US 89 from Arizona to the Canadian border in July....time is not critical for the jaunt...I am open to suggestions of things to see along the way and how much time I should count on to do it right.
Thanks in advance
Sounds like an amazing idea!
Arizona: Sunset Crater, Wapatki NM, Vermillion Cliffs NM, Page and Lake Powell.
Utah: Zion and Bryce NP's (of course), Fremont Indian State Park (actually along I-70 but not far off US-89). Take another detour on UT-83 over to Golden Spike National Historic Site (which we found interesting!) In the Brigham City area in the summer, there are a lot of fresh produce stands, or at least there used to be.
Wyoming: if course this is Grand Teton and Yellowstone NP's!
I'll let somebody else chime in about Montana. The only part of US-89 I've been on in that state is along the eastern side of Glacier NP, and that was (choke) more than 30 years ago.
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Another Bit of US-89
Donna's suggestions sound great, and I have long advocated US-89 as a scenic, historic, and just plain interesting alternative to I-15 between Salt Lake City and the Tetons/Yellowstone. You can check out some of the sites along that stretch of the highway here.
Off the beaten track.
You might find this site informative for some of the out of the way sites and nearby scenic side routes.
What about some culture.
Charles Russell (1864 -1926) was an artist of the Old American West who painted hundreds of pictures of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes. He is known as the cowboy artist.
He lived and painted in the Montana area. His work is much admired – we have a copy of one of his painting on the house wall which we adore.
The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls is a place to visit if in the area.