Southwestern States Roadtrip

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  • 73:26
  • 4,301 mi
  • $495
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Created by TreeMac - January 31st 2016

I took my kids on an epic road trip through the southwest. We focused on National Parks with a few fun stops on the way.

Date: March 10, 2016

Gotta leave early, took most of the day just to get out of Texas!

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276mi 04h 23m

629 Fort Lancaster Rd, Sheffield, TX, US

Fort Lancaster State Historic Site

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Date: March 10, 2016

Fun place for kids to see what is was like way back when. You are allowed to go into the stagecoach display and try on vintage style clothing.

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220mi 03h 28m

3706 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, New Mexico United States

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23mi 00h 32m
Photo of Carlsbad Caverns National Park
4.6

727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad, NM, US

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Date: March 11, 2016

Loved the cavern but not the walk. The elevator was broken and it was really tough getting back out of the cavern. Ugh.

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302mi 05h 54m

3011 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico United States

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Next overnight stop.

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193mi 03h 08m

116 E 2nd St, Roswell, NM, US

Roswell Space Center

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Date: March 11, 2016

Went during off season so this was closed. Bummer. But the rock shop next to it was open. I highly recommend going in there and letting your kids break a geode. The shop owner is extremely nice.

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460mi 07h 15m
Photo of Four Corners Monument
3.0

Located at the Junction of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, NM, US

Four Corners Monument

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Fun stop

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260mi 04h 48m
Photo of Bandelier National Monument
5.0

15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM, US

Bandelier National Monument

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Date: March 12, 2016

My favorite cliff dwelling spot because they let you enter some of the homes to see what it was like. Was an easy walk as well.

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15mi 00h 24m

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM, US

Bradbury Science Museum

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Date: March 12, 2016

Had to skip this for time....

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412mi 06h 23m

2140 E Route Flagstaff, Arizona 86004, United States

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Next over night stop.

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56mi 00h 57m

2800 Montezuma Castle Hwy, Camp Verde, AZ, US

Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Date: March 13, 2016

Beautiful monument. Besides the impressive dwellings we also got to see a pocket gopher here. Adorable.

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22mi 00h 33m
Photo of Tuzigoot National Monument
4.5

25 West Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, AZ, US

Tuzigoot National Monument

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Ended up passing on this for time as well. :(

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29mi 00h 44m

6871 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ, US

Slide Rock State Park

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23mi 00h 36m

1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, US

Lowell Observatory

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Date: March 13, 2016

Lovely facility for your budding astronomer.

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3mi 00h 10m

2140 E Route Flagstaff, Arizona 86004, United States

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Overnight stop

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92mi 01h 40m

Grand Canyon Village, AZ, US

Trail Of Time

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Grand canyon. What can I say that hasn't been said? The trail of time was neat.

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3mi 00h 10m
Photo of South Rim of Grand Canyon
5.0

S Entrance Road, Grand Canyon Village, AZ, US

South Rim of Grand Canyon

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Date: March 14, 2016

Ravens are everywhere.

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20mi 00h 31m

Tusayan Museum Rd, AZ, US

Tusayan Ruin and Museum

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Date: March 14, 2016

Friendly rangers and well maintained Museum. Well worth the stop.

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231mi 04h 10m
Photo of Zion National Park Visitor Center
3.6

Floor of the Valley Rd, Springdale, UT, US

Zion National Park Visitor Center

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Date: March 14, 2016

My favorite park. So beautiful.

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170mi 02h 55m

2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV, US

Ethel M. Chocolate Factory

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Date: March 14, 2016

Tasty and don't skip the cactus garden.

Probably tried to cram too much in, but I think it was a reasonable success and we did get in the best of each state.