Trip to the Southwestern USA - Indian Reservations and National Parks, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado  
Bases Mileage Arrival
Lodging Attractions/Day Trips Map and Trip Mileage
1 Albuquerque, New Mexico 0 17-Sep La Quinta Inn, 3 nights Arrive, check-in and a night on the Old Town Arrive from 12-3pm
Old Town Albuquerque - Maps
18-Sep Capulin Volcano National Monument (optional) Day Tirip 1 (270-500 miles)
19-Sep Bandelier National Monument Day Trip 2 (200 miles)
Los Alamos
Santa Fe
20-Sep El Malpais National Monument On Way To Gallup (280 miles)
Continental Divide
Navajo Capital at Window Rock
Hubbell Trading Post
2 Gallup, New Mexico 140 20-Sep Howard Johnson, 1 night Arrive in the noon
21-Sep Shiprock peak, Farmington On Way To Blanding (290 miles)
Four Corners Monument
3 Blanding, Utah 350 21-Sep Rogers House B & B, 4 nights Arrive in the evening
22-Sep Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Day Trip 1 (190 miles)
23-Sep Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah Day Trip 2 (190 miles)
Rainbow Bridges National Monument, Utah
24-Sep Mexican Hat Day Trip 3 (310 miles)
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Navajo National Monument
25-Sep Arches National Park, Utah (Part I) On Way to Moab
4 Moab, Utah 420 25-Sep La Quinta Inn, 2 nights Arrive in the noon
26-Sep Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky District) Day Trip 1 (160 miles)
Arches National Park, Utah (Part II)
5 Salt Lake City, Utah 670 27-Sep La Quinta Inn, 2 nights Arrive in the early morning
28-Sep Kennecott Copper Mine
29-Sep Leave for Home Town, USA Leave in the morning
Last Updated: 9/14/2004 Additional Information
2,000+ miles in 13 days, cross 4 states Utah Travel Tips
Visit Indian reservations, National Parks, Monument Valley Visitor Information / Guide
 Monuments, Monument Valley and many more Monument Valley pictures
Map Delicate Arch
ShiXi Homepage Rainbow Bridge
Math62 Homepage Scenic Utah
Recommended readings Moab Utah Visitor Information
Moon Handbooks Four Corners Moab Utah's Finest Aerial Tours
Gallup Visitors Guide Lake Powell
 "Experience Zuni" Tourism Guide
Southwest  (National Geographic's Driving Guide) Estimated Cost for Car and Lodging:
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks Car rental from National:
If you know a good one please send E-mail Mini-Van: $900, Midsize: $400, Gas: $700
Items to bring Albuquerque, $57.60 + Tax per night
cameras, films, memory cards, batteries, maps,  Gallup, $38 + Tax per night
binoculars, flash lights, swim suit, hats, books, Blanding - $65 + Tax per night
medication, first-aid, sunglasses, walkie-talkie,  Moab - $61.20 + Tax per night
walking shoes, driver license, credit card, cash, Salt Lake City $67.20 + Tax per night
membership cards (AAA, AARP, etc), Estimated Cost per person: $600+
Get a National Park's Golden Age Passport,