Tuesday, June 30, 2009


My wishlist of places I would like to visit if my road trip gets extended to 3 weeks (which is possible, as Steve and I work to negotiate the summer schedule).

If I don't get the girls back until 9 am on July 25th, I have the ability to do some sightseeing in the Southwest before I head back East. I spent the summer, fall, and part of the winter in New Mexico when I had first graduated from college, but I never visited Utah or Arizona, two places I'd love to see. Time to do some research!

This is a nifty little map, just click on the state or type in the zip code to find National Parks nearby.

National Park Service Guide - Colorado

Dinosaur National Monument
4545 Highway 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610
(970) 374-3000

distance from Boulder CO - 294.44 miles (5 hours 15 minutes)

National Park Service Guide - Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park
Grand Loop Rd
Yellowstn Ntl Pk, WY 82190

distance from Dinosaur CO - 553.89 miles (9 hours)

National Park Service Guide - Utah

Antelope Island State Park (Great Salt Lake)
4528 W 1700 S
Syracuse, UT 84075
(801) 773-2941

distance from Yellowstone National Park WY - 329.37 miles (5 hours 20 minutes)

distance from Dinosaur CO - 238.77 miles (4 hours 7 minutes)
*** if I skip visiting Yellowstone ***

Arches National Park
Moab, UT

distance from Antelope Island State Park - 264.82 miles (4 hours 22 minutes)

Natural Bridges National Monument
Lake Powell, UT

distance from Moab UT - 144.29 miles (2 hours 51 minutes)

Bryce Canyon National Park
Highway 63
Bryce Canyon, UT 84764

distance from Lake Powell UT - 270.46 miles (5 hours 31 minutes)

Zion National Park
Highway 9
Springdale, UT 84767

distance from Bryce Canyon UT - 85.02 miles (1 hour 45 minutes)

National Park Service Guide - Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park
Highway 64 N
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

distance from Springdale UT - 252.67 miles (4 hours 30 minutes)

Petrified Forest National Park & The Painted Desert
Winslow AZ

distance from Grand Canyon AZ - 144.97 miles (2 hours 24 minutes)

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Chinle AZ

distance from Winslow AZ - 157.02 miles (2 hours 34 minutes)

Hey, it's a Wishlist, what can I say! Arches National Park and the Grand Canyon are the two I'm really passionate about. Yellowstone may be too far off the beaten path for this trip.

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