Trip to New Mexico, Utah and Colorado - May 2001

I had the opportunity to fly out to New Mexico and return by car with my Mom, who was visiting friends.  During our week, we visited Monument Valley, Gooseneck State Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capital Reef National Park, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Scotts Bluff National Monument, and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, plus some incredible roadways.  
 

Two sunset photos from Farmington, New Mexico
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Monument Valley was incredibly beautiful.  I took LOTS of pictures.  Below are links to all of them.

Additional Monument Valley Photos:
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Goosenecks State Park was my first glimpse of the San Juan River.

Additional Goosenecks Photos:

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As if we hadn't been in the car enough, we decided to drive over to Natural Bridges National Monument, and watched a lovely sunset. This was the first of two trips to Natural Bridges.  It was also one of our shorter days of driving!

Additional Natural Bridges Photos, combining our first and second visits to the park:

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My first activity when returning to Arches National Park after 14 or so years was to walk up to Double Arch, my favorite of all of the arches.  But I took many other photos, including Delicate Arch.

Additional Arches National Park photos:

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The most awe inspiring road I have ever been on is between Natural Bridges National Monument and Hanksville.  Unfortunately, there were no places to turn off and get photos!  But I did get some at Lake Powell, which is along the road.

A few more photos from along the road:

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Page two continues, starting with Capital Reef, then moving on to Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands, and others
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