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 that time of year.