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Our first backroads adventure; part six: good roads and great scenery.

Once we left the Tavaputz Plateau, we encountered just a few dirt roads, but the scenery was fabulous. Heading South, we passed through Helper, so named because coal trains required a “helper locomotive” to get over the mountain. There is … Continue reading

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Capitol Reef National Park

Utah has five National Parks.  Each is unique.  Many people visit Bryce with its hoodoos and Zion with its canyon vegetation which are close to Las Vegas.  Arches and Canyonlands both  have features obvious in their names. Capitol Reef National … Continue reading

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An Itinerary for the Southwest U.S. (Part 5)

[Las Vegas; Hoover Dam; Grand Canyon; Monument Valley; Mesa Verde; Durango, Black Canyon of the Gunnison; Grand Mesa; Arches National Park; Canyonlands National Park; Natural Bridges]; Capitol Reef National Park; Bryce Canyon National Park The deserts of the southwest are … Continue reading

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