Monthly Archives: June 2018

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

Near Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: Curecanti National Recreation Area  Gunnison Gorge National Recreation Area Needle Rock Natural Area (3.5 miles east-northeast Crawford, Colorado ) Lodging Holiday Inn Ex in Montrose is relative close to —  25 minutes to Black Canyon of the Gunnison  South Rim Visitor’s Center 60 minutes to Curecanti National Recreation Area 2 hours to […]


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A Late Fall Southwest Trip to Tent Rocks, Canyon de Chelly, Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods and Kodachrome Basin State Park

This would be a good trip for late October into early November, when the crowds and high temps of the Southwest are gone but daytime is relatively warm. The route, starting in St. Louis, tries to avoid the Colorado’s Rockies and the High Plains of Western Kansas because of the potential for snow and ice […]