Did you just share that with everyone here, or did I? I am with you 100% in agreement. We did that trip 4 years ago and loved it so much that we hope to do it again in September, this time towing our 4x4 Liberty. We plan to get deep into Escalante to take a boat ride to Rainbow Bridge.
But our finances are shakey this year so we will see what will come. Our obligations to our children college education zero'd us out, but it's over for us now. First priority is a new tear-off roof, 2nd is a 110 foot storm sewer in the side yard. Yata yata yata. We are honkering down right now. Hopefully it will work out. I hope our massive garage sale planned for June will contribute.
A lot of the Phoenix main website pictures are of us taken on that trip. We camped across from the trail head to the 3rd largest arch in the country......Morning Glory Arch (natural bridge) with a 243 feet span. Needless to say the morning sun lights it up in it all it's glory.
Our campsite there.
Ron, You are correct in you posted most of the pictures but you have inspired some of us (me) to make some changes and improvements in our MH. I just wanted to thank you for that and all the pictures and effort you have put into this site.
As for the trip out west we did ours last September and I could not have been happier with it other than a minor issue with the Cruiser that turned out to be my fault but was I really giving my PC heck for a while! I am humbled now. It was an easy fix. We took the pass through Colorado and bypassed Estes park as we had been there before. It is awesome going over the pass. Denver, not so much. Took our time and stopped to see many things out through there and continued on to and through Utah. Went through Arches National Park and continued on down to Cortex CO and toured the Mesa Verde Park. From there we continued on to a place I had want to see for years. Monument Valley. We stayed on the reservation and you need to be aware that this is PRIMITIVE camping but the views are incredible. From there we went to Williams AZ and drove up to Grand Canyon for an awesome day. I only wish we had stayed at Mather"s campground in the park. We had another PC park right beside us and they were staying there and told us it was great so we have no first hand experience. I wish I had written down their names to keep in touch. They told us Mathers had plenty of sites available at the time. No hook ups but we prefer it that way. BTW, it does get cold at night there. From there we went to Las Vegas as we had never been there. We now know why it is called Sin City. We spent two and half days there and that was a two days day too long but we needed the rest. Back on the road we headed up to Zion and Bryce canyon and both were eye popping views. We live in Iowa and making this trip in three weeks is exhausting but wonderful. An earlier poster suggested 4 weeks and he is right on. Doing all of that we got to see a lot of things but they were all in a whirlwind and not savored like a great trip should be. Pick a few priority things you really want to do or see and enjoy the adventure. The only reason I would do that trip again is for the same reasons I did it the first time. A lot of things I want to see and a short time to see them.