USA Southwest 2015

DSC_4035 This past April, Silke and I took a three week tour of the US southwest. Our journey encompassed 6 different states and 7 national parks, several Navajo monuments and many state parks. Although there were so many sights on our route, we averaged about 100 miles a day, so we had plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and do some great hikes along the way.

We started by flying to Phoenix, from where we started our road trip. Next stop was beautiful Sedona, AZ, where we spent two days hiking and getting acclimatized. From there we drove to Tusayan on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. We continued north to Page, where we visited Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon. Our last stop in Arizona was in Kayenta, where we overnighted before heading to amazing Monument valley. A short jaunt through southeast Utah took us past Mexican Hat and on to 4-corners, before arriving in Mesa Verde, CO. We spent a day in Mesa Verde and an uneventful night in Durango, before heading back towards Utah. We stayed in Moab for three days, hiking in Arches N.P. and Canyonlands, and also taking a jetboat tour of the Colorado river. After Moab, we headed further west and south for four days, hitting Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion N.P. along the way. Finally we arrived in Las Vegas, which was a great contrast to all the nature and rocks we had been seeing. After two days of Vegas (what happens there stays there……), we made the longest stint of our journey by driving to L.A., where we spent one night at Hermosa Beach before flying back home.

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