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  1. Default drive from New york to grand canyon

    Hi, We are planning a road trip from New york to Arizona.
    We plan to stop at st Louis , spend 3-4 days at grand anyon and 2-3 days at colorado. I found lot of stuff to do in rizona, but nothing much on colorado?
    hwtas the best place to stay in there ? and also what are things "must see" if one has 2-3 days ? any more suggestions ? thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default It's a Start

    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    Two or three days is certainly not a ton of time to spend in Colorado, but if that's all you have then some of the places you should most try to see as you work your way southwestward are Rocky Mountain National Park, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, the Million Dollar Highway, and Mesa Verde National Park. The last will set you up for the short detour northwest on CO-41, UT-262 and UT-163 for a drive down through Monument Valley on your way to the Canyon.


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    thanks a lot. will definitely look into places you suggested

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Ontario Canada

    Default Colorado

    I 100% agree with the above suggestions. The million dollar highway is a must. In Ouray, take a day jeep ride up the mountain passes. I highly recommend the tour company SOA (Switzerland of America) and their premier tour "Black Bear/Imogene".Personally, I would spend only two days at Grand Canyon, and then move along. There is SO much more to see in this area of Arizona, Southern Utah, Colorado. Don't forget about Zion National Park and all of the other Southern Utah national park options. You won't have time for all of course.
    Last edited by Syv; 09-04-2007 at 11:06 PM. Reason: add more

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Central California

    Default Durango... Silverton Scenic Railroad.

    Howdy, This in one of the premier steam railroad rides in the country. they run year round, though the winter schedule is shorter.
    Article about Summer running
    Winter train is special too!

    Durango is a nice, modernish western town with good shops and restaurants, but Silverton, which you can drive to on your way to or from Ouray, is a classic old silver mining town. It , too has become more tourist-friendly since the mines have closed, but the feel of the old town is still there.

    The tour of the local mines in both Ouray and Silverton are quite good if you have extra time and/or interest.

    Have a great trip,

    Craig Sheumaker
    co-author of the travel guide: America's Living History-The Early Years
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 09-15-2007 at 11:14 PM. Reason: added links to the RTA Field Reports

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