Tag Archives: Scenic Drive

Finding Life in a Drive Around Death Valley

I stood at the edge of the Dantes View overlook soaking in one last moment at Death Valley National Park. The valley floor, covered in salt sediment, sprawled out before me from south to north; I was 5,475 feet above sea level. I wanted one last moment with the park, however fleeting, before I continued […]

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Hiking in Zion

More than anything else I found myself saying “another time” as this trip through the Colorado Plateau was more of a highlight tour than a real get to know you trip. In all these places I stopped thus far I really spent no more than four hours in any one park. I wanted to spend […]

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Driving the Rim of Bryce Canyon

I was ready to kick back and relax after a long day of driving to Bryce Canyon National Park. Sure, it was a beautiful drive and I had an absolute blast doing it, but I was looking forward to a relaxing night at the hotel reading a book or watching a movie as I looked […]

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Driving the Badlands

As I sat in my hotel room the night before my visit, I was really excited about doing a couple of hikes at the Badlands National Park. I had a ton of pages I printed out in preparation for my visit spread across the bed as I watched some television and devoured a pizza. I […]

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A Drive Through Teddy Roosevelt National Park

After driving through the extremely scenery deprived east side of North Dakota, I finally came upon a rest stop called Painted Canyon. It also said it was an overlook for the badlands of Teddy Roosevelt National Park.   To back track a bit, I should say the park was really nothing I had ever heard […]

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A Ghostly Tour of the Stanley Hotel

My father and his girlfriend were on their way back to Minnesota when they stopped to see me in Denver, finishing a two week road trip out to San Diego to see my sister and her family. I threw a million and one suggestions at them for things to see on the way and while […]

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