Vacations To Go


50 Years in the Making


Day 1 Saturday September 23rd  
10:15 a.m. Depart: Spokane  
  Do: Delta Flight 2460 Seats 22EF  
12:55 p.m. Arrive: Salt Lake City  
1:30 p.m. Do: Rent a car  
2:00 p.m. Depart: Salt Lake City  

(Go east on I-80. Enter I-15 south/right. Take exit 95 east/left. Turn right/south on Hwy 89.
Turn left/east on Hwy 12. After Bryce Canyon Pines Restaurant. Stop at Pines Rest Area.)

  Do: Bryce Canyon Utah, Hoodoos Letterbox  
    R is for Ruby's Letterbox  
    Utah Beehive Letterbox  
    (Continue on Hwy 12. Turn right on Hwy 63. On the left side.))  
  Arrive: Bryce City  
  Do: Old Bryce Town  
    Ruby's Inn General Store-Buy bread, peanut butter and jelly  
6:00 p.m. Arrive: Bryce Canyon National Park 291
    (Turn left at Lodge Loop Rd and right again on Western Cabin Parking Rd.. On the right side.)  
  Lodge: Lodge at Bryce Canyon
(King $283.52, fridge, micro, porch w/balcony, rollaway)
72 hr cancellation 2 queens $295.80 (cancelled 7/14/22)
    Dinner 5-9
Burgers $16-$18, Entrees $24-$46, Dessert $7-$10
    Gift Shop  


Day 2 Sunday September 24th  
    Breakfast (7-10)
Breakfast Buffet
$16 (Oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, fruit, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown, french toast or pancakes
Bryce Classic Breakfast $16 (Egs, hash brown, bacon or sausage and toast)
    (Go right out of the lodge on Lodge Loop Rd. Turn right on Sunrise Point Rd.)  
3 min   North Campground General Store .5
    (Go right on Sunrise Point Rd. Turn right on Lodge Loop Rd. Make another right on Main Park Rd.)  
4 min See: Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center (8-6) 1.1
    (Go right on Main Park Rd/Bryce Canyon Rd.)  
19 min   Farview Point-Restroom
Walk to Piracy Point (.5 miles)
3 min   Bryce Natural Bridge 1.8
3 min   Agua Canyon Overlook 1.4
5 min   Ponderosa Canyon 2.5
2 min   Black Birch Canyon .9
4 min   Rainbow Point-Highest viewpoint in the park. 2.3
    (Walk to the otherside of the parking lot.)  
    Yovimpa Point-Here is one of the places you can get a good look at the sequence of rock layers called the Grand Staircase. The sections or steps in the Grand Staircase are named for the dominant color of rock. You are standing on the top step known as the Pink Cliffs. Directly below you are the Grey Cliffs. As you look into the distance you can see Molly's Nipple, which is part of the White Cliffs. Looking down into distant canyons near the horizon, you can just make out some red rock underneath the White Cliffs. This red rock makes up the Vermilion Cliffs.   
28 min Lodge: Lodge at Bryce Canyon
(2 queens/King, fridge, micro, rollaway/2 queens, fireplace)
72 hr cancellation
Only paid 1st night, so pay on arrival
    Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Lunch 11:30-3, Dinner 5-9
    Valhalla Pizzeria & Coffee Shop
Baked artisanal pizzas, salads, homemade baked goods, and a selection of beverages.


Day 3 Monday September 25th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Bryce  
    (Go right on Hwy 63. Turn left/east on Hwy 12. Go left/south on Hwy 89. At Mt Carmel Jct turn right/west on Hwy 9.)  
11:00 a.m. Arrive: Zion National Park 86
    Checkerboard Mesa View Area  
    Canyon Overlook-before tunnel  
    (Continue on Hwy 9 left. Park by the visitor center.)  
    Shuttles run from 7 a.m. from Zion Canyon Visitor Center to 7:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. from Temple of Sinawa  
  Stop 1 Visitor Center  
    Zion Outfitter (7-9)  
    Happy Camper Market (7-10)  
    Zion Canyon Brew Pub (11:30-10) Lunch & Dinner (Burgers & Sandwiches $16-$22, Entrees $16-$26, Dessert $7-$12)  
  Stop 2 Museum  
  Stop 4 Court of the Patriarchs-Enjoy spectacular views of the three patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The three peaks were named in 1916 by a Methodist Minister, Dr. Frederick Vining Fischer, and two local boys from Southern Utah. They were so inspired and struck by the stunning scenery of Zion Canyon they gave religious names to many of the peaks they observed. The three peaks are best seen from an overlook on the east side of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The trail to the overlook is very short but steep.  Also at this location you can enjoy excellent views of The Sentinel and Mount Moroni.  
  Stop 5 Lower Emeral Pool
1 hour, 1.2 miles, 69 ft elevation
Middle Emerald Trail-1.5 hr, 2 miles, 150 ft elevation
Upper Emeral Pool Trail-1 hr, 1 mile, 200 ft elevation
  Stop 6 The Grotto Trail
.5 hour, 1 miles, 35 ft elevation, behind shuttle stop, bathroom
  Stop 7 Weeping Rock Trail
.5 hour, .4 miles, 98 ft elevation, short, but steep, paved
  Stop 8 Big Bend Viewpoint  
  Stop 9 Temple of Sinawava
Riverside Walk-1.5 hrs, 2.2 miles, 67 ft, partially paved
4:00 p.m. Lodge: Zion Lodge $237
(King-$263.12, Bath, CM, TV, AC, no elevator)
Booked 11/29/22 (2 Queen-$274.22 (Cancelled 7/14/23 with refund)
  Do: Red Rock Grill Dining Room (4-9) or
Dinner: Tacos $17, Pasta $17.70, Steak $19.50, Chicken $18.99, Trout $20.85, Burgers $13, Desserts $3-$9
    Castle Dome Cafe (10:30-5)  


Day 4 Tuesday September 26th  
    Breakfast-Castle Dome Cafe (7:30-10:30)  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Zion NP  
    (Go out on Hwy 9. Turn right on Hwy 89. In Kanab continue straight ahead on 89A. Turn righton Hwy 67.)  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: North Rim of the Grand Canyon 123
  See: General Store  
    North Rim Visitor Center (9-5)  
    Bright Angel Point walk -.5 mile RT  
4:00 p.m. Lodge:

Grand Canyon Lodge
Gift Shop (8-9)
(Motel room w/queen $183.27, )
Booked 11/30/22, 12/10/22 Cancel in 72 hours, 12/10/22 (Rim Side Pioneer Cabin $245.27-cancelled 7/14/23)

  Do: Dinner: Main Lodge Dining Room (4:30-9:45) $27-$44
Deli in the Pines (10-9) Sandwiches, pizza, chili
Roughrider Saloon-Pizza (4-10)
7:30 p.m.-
8:15 p.m.
  Ranger Talk in Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium  


Day 5 Wednesday September 27th  
  Do: Roughrider Saloon (5:30am-10am)- breakfast burritos, coffee drinks, parfaits, granola bars, muffins and fruit.  
    Grand Canyon Lodge Breakfast $13-$17  
9:00 a.m. Depart: North Rim of the Grand Canyon  
    (Go back out on Hwy 67 north. Turn right on Hwy 89A. Enter Hwy 89 south. Turn right/west on Hwy 64. Turn right on Rd 6140 )  
1:00 p.m. Arive: Grand Canyon National Park 213
  See: Little Colorado River Gorge Overlook  
    (Continue around the road. At the junction go left and left again.)  
    Dead Indian Canyon Overlook  
    (Go back out on the road. Turn left and right to main road. Turn left on on Hwy 64.)  
    Lee Canyon View  
    Desert View Watchtower (9-5)
.25 mile walk, 1st come 1st serve ticket in 20 minute time limit.
Desert View Market (8-6), deli (10-6)
Trading Post (8-6)
Restrooms between parking lot and market deli
Pay at the pump gas station (9-5)
    Navajo Point  
    Moran Point  
    Grandview Point- AZT Wild Tings: S Letterbox  
    Thor's Hammer Overlook  
    Duck on a Rock Viewpoint  
    Pipe Creek Vista  
4:00 p.m. Lodge: Bright Angel Lodge
Cabin with Queen, Rollaway & Partial View $568.70 Pd. $284.35
Booked 11/29/22, Cancel by 9/25/23 (Queen-shower $310.02 Pd $155.01 (Cancelled 7/14/22 with $155.01 refund)
    (Drive right on N Vig Loop. Turn left on Willage Loop Dr. Turn right on Cliffrose Rd and right on Maswik. Park. Walk south. Turn left on Cliffrose and right on Aspen Rd.)  
  See: Maswik Gift Shop  
  Do: Dinner- 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Mswik BBQ Station $7.25-$16.50 (until 9 p.m.)
Mswik Pizza Pub $19.95-$26.95 (until 10 p.m.)


Day 6 Thursday September 28th  
    Breakfast-Harvey House Cafe (6:30-10:30)  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Bright Angel Lodge  
    Grab & Go at the Fountain (11-3)  
    (Go right out of the parking lot on Village Loop Drive. Continue right on S Entrance Rd. Turn right on Yavapai Lodge Rd.)  
9:10 a.m. See: Grand Canyon Visitor Center (8-12)
Park Store (8-7)
    (Go right on S Entrance Rd. Watch for turnoff.)  
3 min   Yavapai and Geology Museum (8-6)
    (Continue right on S Entrance Rd. Turn left on Yavapai Lodge Rd and right into the market.)  
3 min   Market Plaza: Canyon Village Market (7-8) .9
    (Go back out to the S Entrance Rd and turn left. Turn right on El Tovar Rd.)  
5 min   Verkamp's Visitor Center (8-6)
Restrooms and water bottle filler
    El Tovar Lodge
To provide the luxury that their well-heeled customers expected, the Santa Fe Railway in 1902 commissioned construction of El Tovar, a four-story hotel just a few dozen feet from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. When construction finished in 1905, El Tovar dwarfed nearby hotels and tents. With almost 100 rooms and a capacity for nearly 200 visitors, it doubled the number of guest rooms at the South Rim. As a first-class hotel, it helped the Santa Fe Railway draw more affluent visitors to the Grand Canyon.
The hotel cost $250,000 to build, and many considered it the most elegant hotel west of the Mississippi River. Santa Fe Railway planners originally thought of naming the hotel “Bright Angel Tavern,” but instead they christened it “El Tovar” in honor of Pedro de Tovar of the Coronado Expedition. Although Pedro de Tovar had never actually set eyes on the Grand Canyon, he was the one who reported the existence of the Canyon to the Spanish. Early famous guests to El Tovar included Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, playwright George Bernard Shaw, western author Zane Grey, and telegraph inventor Guglielmo Marconi.
    (Go back out on El Tovar Rd. Turn right on Village Loop Drive. Take the 4th right.)  
4 min   Mary Colter's Hopi House
When Mary Colter was commissioned in 1904 by the Fred Harvey Company to design an “Indian Arts Building” as the hospitality giant liked to call their souvenir shops, the talented and stubborn architect was eager to accept the challenge. She was one of just a few women in a male-dominated field, and “lady-like” wasn’t in her vocabulary. Neither were the words “traditional European influences.” Colter’s vision extended well beyond that. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, she wanted to design something that appeared native, natural and timeless.

Hopi House, modeled after the 1,000 year-old pueblo dwellings of the Hopi village in Old Oraibi, was a radically new experience for tourists. Colter’s attention to detail and human history created a strange and exotic world they could easily and safely enjoy.
4 min   Bright Angel Lodge
Lunch Picnic in cabin-park car
    (From the back of the lodge take the rim trail left.)  
    Kolb Studio Bookstore (9-5)  
    (Go right on the Rim Trail to the shuttle stop.)  
    Hermit Road Red shuttle (6:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.) Stops are every 15 minutes (6:30-sunset) 80 minutes roundtrip
Hermit's Rest Snack Bar (9-5)-sandwiches, chips, ice cream and hot chocolate
    (.7 miles)  
    Trailview Overlook-A short walk down the stairs from the shuttle stop is the best location for aerial views of the sinuous switchbacks of Bright Angel Trail. From this viewpoint, you can see everything —from where the trial starts just west of the historic village, down, and down, 3000 feet (914 m) to Havasupai Garden, until the trail finally disappears into the depths of the inner gorge.  
    (.7 miles)  
    Maricopa Point-From the viewpoint at the end of the path, look down and to your left for a glimpse of the remains of the Orphan Mine. Originally established as a private copper mine in the days before Grand Canyon was a National Park, this site was also later mined for uranium in the 1950s and 1960s. A vertical shaft, cables and other mining debris are visible from the west side of the viewpoint.  
    (.5 miles)  
    Powell Point-While a fine view of Grand Canyon is visible directly after stepping off the shuttle bus, a short, easy walk along the paved path out to the viewpoint is rewarded with even more excellent views and access to the Powell Memorial. This large stone monument commemorates the 1869 Powell Expedition, the first known European American explorers to map the river's course by boat, traveling the Green and Colorado Rivers from Wyoming all the way through Grand Canyon.  
    ( .3 miles, so walk.)  
    Hopi Point-This viewpoint offers panoramic and breathtaking views of the canyon along the scenic Hermit Road. An ideal location for sunrise or sunset, Hopi Point also offers five views of the Colorado River. Vault toilets available. It was initially named Rowes Point for Sanford Rowe, a businessman who was the first to provide guided trips into the canyon on Bright Angel Trail. Since the point extends further into the canyon than other overlooks on Hermit Road, this uninhibited viewpoint was also home to multiple fire towers in the 20th century.  

(.8 miles)

    Mohave Point-Another spectacular point for watching sunset, Mohave Point offers excellent views of the Colorado River deep in the canyon below. From here you can also see the Salt Creek, Granite, and Hermit rapids.
Below this viewpoint, 'The Alligator' named by Emery Kolb points across the Colorado River to the 'Tower of Set', named by painter Thomas Moran. Next to these are the Horus and Osiris temples. To the left of these, you will see the 'Tower of Ra'. Off to the right, 'Isis Temple'.
    (1.1 mile)  
    The Abyss-Features the longest vertical drop from the rim found anywhere along the South Rim. This stop offers a unique place to discover how gravity can profoundly affect the shape of the canyon walls. At The Abyss, no fault line is present, meaning very little water runs into the canyon because it mostly drains to the south away from the rim. This is unlike many of the other side canyons, which are usually caused by faults cutting through the rock walls and funneling water toward the Colorado River below. Instead, most of the erosion near The Abyss occurs because of gravity's constant pull on the rock face. While at The Abyss, notice the debris of white rocks littered over the red slopes below, showing the evidence of past rock falls.  
    (.9 mile)  
    Monument Creek Vista- Spectacular view of Monument Creek far below and Granite Rapid on the Colorado River can be seen directly from this shuttle stop. This viewpoint is the eastern end of the Greenway Trail, a paved pedestrian and bicycle path that follows the alignment of an historic carraige road. From Mounment Creek Overlook, the Greenway Trail travels west 2.8 miles (4.5 km), past Pima Point, then rejoins Hermit Road just before reaching Hermits Rest.  
    (1.7 miles)  
    Pima Point- It is one of the best places on the rim to see, and sometimes even hear, the Colorado River. The distant roar of Granite Rapids far below can be heard echoing up the canyon walls on quiet days. As you look west from Pima Point, take note of the 'Cataract Plains'. This incredibly flat plateau at 6,000-7,000 feet (1,828-2,134 m) is a product of many layers of rock eroding prior to the cutting of Grand Canyon.  
    (1.1 mile)  
    Hermit's Rest-Provides the only water bottle filling station along Hermit Road. There are also restrooms, a snack bar, gift shop and beautiful canyon views, on this western end of the Canyon Rim Trail.  
  Lodge: Bright Angel Lodge
Owe this one
Arizona Steakhouse $13.25-$56.95
Harvey House $15.50-$46.95
Mswik BBQ Station $7.25-$16.50
Mswik Pizza Pub $19.95-$26.95
El Tovar $15,95-$54.50 (Entrees and sandwiches) Reservations only


Day 7 Friday September 29th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Grand Canyon  
    (Go south on Hwy 64. Turn left/east on I-40. Take exit 311.)  
12:00 p.m. Arrive: Petrified Forest National Park 203
    (On the right side.)  
  Do: Painted Desert Visitor Center (8-5)
Painted Desert Diner
    Tiponi Point-first view of the red part of the Painted Desert  
    Painted Desert Rim 1
    Tawa Point  
    Painted Desert Inn
National landmark made in 1920's made of petrified wood
    Kachina Point Overlook-Behind the inn .1 mile  
    Lunch- Chinde Point Picnic Area .7
    Pintado Point 1
    Nizhoni Point-Overlooks the uncomformity between the Petrified Forest Member of the Chinle Formation and the Bidahochi Formation 1.3
    Whipple Point-named for Lt. Amiel W. Whipple, leader of an expedition by the U.S. government. In 1853 Whipple led explorations for the first transcontinental railroad route to the Pacific Ocean, near the 35th parallel (which runs through this location). He was the first to document the petrified wood deposits of the Black Forest and named Lithodendron Creek (Wash). The view looks towards Pintado Point and Pilot Rock, both capped with the basalt Bidahochi Formation above the red Chinle Formation of the Painted Desert. .3
    Lacey Point-named after Congressman John Fletcher Lacey of Iowa who was instrumental in the establishment of the Petrified Forest National Monument. Lacey is most prominently known as the namesake of the Lacey Act of 1900. The Act protects both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for a wide array of violations. Lacey was also a major supporter of the National Parks and the Antiquities Act. The view looks towards Pintado Point and Pilot Rock, both capped with the basalt Bidahochi Formation above the red Chinle Formation of the Painted Desert. .4
    Puerco Pueblo-.3 mile loop, ranger tours @ 11, 2 and 4
A paved walk amidst the remains of a hundred room pueblo, occupied by the ancestral Puebloan people over 600 years ago. The only ancestral Puebloan village that is easily accessible to the public. The 1/3 of a mile loop trail meanders through the ancient site, complete with exhibits along the pathway as well as in the mini-museum located in the historic check station half way around the loop. The stabilized masonry walls are only a fraction of the archeological site. Petroglyphs can be viewed along the south end of the trail. The site was occupied over 650 years ago.
    Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument-Look down from an overlook to two large boulders to see over 650 petroglyphs, some as old as 2000 years. o The rock art was left by ancestral Puebloans, possibly also Basketmakers. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places on July 12, 1976. Originally a trail with steps supplied access for visitors to  a platform next to Newspaper Rock. After a partial cliff collapse in the 1980s the trail was closed and the present overlook established. The path and overlook are accessible by mobility devices, there are hands-on features on the wayside exhibit, and there are free scopes. 1.4
    The Tepees-named for the conical hills with banded mudstones that were thought to resemble tepees—or tipis as some people spell it. Tipis are not part of the culture in this region, but some Navajos have pointed out one of the hills that resembles a male hogan. 2.1
    Agate Bridge-original called Natural Bridge, is a partially exposed petrified log spanning a gully at Agate Mesa, forming a “bridge”. This landmark has long been one of the most popular attractions in Petrified Forest since the beginning and in the early history of the park many visitors had their picture taken while standing on the “bridge”. Fear of the collapse of this landmark by the railroad—it was a major attraction—led to masonry pillars being constructed underneath is April of 1903, later followed by concrete in 1911. These were replaced by concrete beam in 1917 at the cost of $1700, paid for by the government and installed by the railroad. The log is about 100’ in length and 4’ in diameter at its base. It spans 40’ across the chasm and is 16’ above the canyon floor. In the late 1800s the paleobotanist Lester Ward proclaimed Agate Bridge to be the “most noted single petrified log in the world.” 4.2
    Jasper Forest-originally called First Forest as it was the first large accumulation of petrified wood reached from Adamana. The petrified log segments continue to erode from the 216-million-year-old Jasper Forest bed, which caps the exposures in the area, including Blue Mesa, Agate Bridge, and Crystal Forest. The forest was originally accessible by vehicle and the old road constructed by the CCC in the early 1930s still exists. The old road was also called the First Forest-Eagle Nest Rock Road. The historic road was closed on October 8, 1965 to reduce illegal petrified wood removal. The current overlook was completed that same month. Jasper Forest was home to geographical landmarks such as Eagle Nest Rock and the Snow Lady, both of which no longer exist because of erosion. The old road alignment can be explored using the Jasper Forest Off the Beaten Path route. 1.2
    Crystal Forest- .75 RT
Named for the presence of beautiful crystals that can be found in the petrified logs, this trail offers one of the best opportunities to experience the petrified wood deposits.
    Rainbow Forest Museum-Paleontology exhibits, book store 5.8
    Giant Logs Trail- .4 RT-behind museum
Largest and most coloful logs in the park. "Old Faithful" at the top of the trail is almost 10 ft wide. Sets of stairs.
    Petrified Forest Gift Shop (11-6:30)
6492 Petrified Forest Rd
Holbrook, AZ 86025
3:00 p.m. Depart: Petrified Forest  
    (Go left/east on Hwy 180. In St Johns go right on 4th and left on 7th. Go right on Hwy 180/191. Go left on Hwy 60/180/191. At the end of Springerville go straight ahead on Hwy 60. In Socorro go right on Spring St. Turn left on California St. On the left side.)  
6:40 p.m. Arrive: Socorro 220
3:00 p.m. Lodge: Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
713 California St NW
(Paul Q-$104.71, -Micro, fridge, pool, hot tub)
Booked 1/16/23 Cancel by 9/29 @ 4 p.m. (R&S 2Q-$121.01 Cancel 7/14/23)
  Do: Dinner-El Camino Restaurant & Lounge, Blake's Lotaburger, Subway, China Best Buffet
Walmart across the street.


Day 8 Saturday September 30th  
8:15 a.m. Do: Breakfast-Continental breakfast-Bagels, fruit, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, waffles, hot & cold cereal, granola  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Holbrook  
    (Go right on California. Enter I-25 south. Take exit 139 left on Hwy 380. At Carrzozo go right on Hwy 54. At Alamogordo go right left on Hwy 70.)  
11:20 a.m. Arrive: White Sands National Monument 148
  See: White Sands National Park Visitor Center (9-5)
Gift Shop, water& some food (sandwiches, burritos, snacks, beverages), restrooms, film every 30 minutes (7-6)
    Dunes Drive-8 miles each way (See map)  
    Playa Trail-.5 mile RT
    Interdune Boardwalk-.4 mile RT
    Primrose Picnic Area-Restroom 2.1
    Alkali Flat Sledding Area 1.3
1:30 p.m. Depart: White Sands  
    (Go left on Hwy 70. At Alamorgordo go right and then left/north on Hwy 54. Continue straight ahead on Hwy 82.)  
    Tunnel Vista Observation Site-spectacular views of the Tularosa Basin. Just before the tunnel. 33.5
    (Continue east on Hwy 82.)  
    Trestle Vista Observation Site 6
    Old Apple Barn
949 US-82
High Rolls, NM
(Vintage emplorium, vintage sodas, fudge, bakery)
Built in 1941, the two-story brick block and wood building was built by seven local orchard guys to process their apples and vegetables. The produce was boxed on the top floor, then slid down to the lower floor for loading through the big freight doors onto train cars. All was halted with the demise of the railroad. For decades the structure sat idle except for local square dances. It opened in 2005.
    (Continue east on Hwy 82. At Artesia go right on Hwy 53, then left on Hwy 52. Go right on Hwy 285. On the left side.)  
  Arrive: Carlsbad  
2 hr
20 min
Do: Dinner-Dennys
810 W Pierce ST
Carlsbad, NM 88220
    Continue left on Hwy 285. It will turn right on Canal St. On the left side.)  
7 min OR Wendy
324 S Canal St
    (Continue on Hwy 285. Turn right on San Jose Blvd. Enter Hwy 62/National Parks Hwy/Hwy 180. Turn right on Hwy 7. Turn right on Sands Dr and right on Carlsbad Cavern Dr. On the left..)  
25 min Arrive: Whites City 20
  Lodge: White's City Cavern Inn ($199.98 -2 nights)
6 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy
Carlsbad, NM 88268
(575) 361-2687
Reference Number: #BB23071411700530
Cancel until 9/29 @ 6 p.m.
(AC, wifi, microwave, mini fridge, CM, swimming pool)
    White City Gift Shop (6-7)  
    Cactus Cafe
26 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy


Day 9 Sunday October 1st  
8:15 a..m. Do: Breakfast-waffles, fruit, cold cereal, pastries, coffee and juice  
8:45 a.m. Depart: Whites City  
    (Go west on Hwy 7/Carlsbad Cavern Hwy. )  
9:00 p.m. Arrive: Carlsbad Cavern National Park 7
    Visitor Center (8-5)  
    Carlsbad Caverns Trading Company (8-5)
Limited food options, bottled water and hot drinks.
9:30 a.m.-
10:30 a.m.

Natural Cave Tour 0533357499
a)You may want to bring a light jacket or sweater as the year-round temperature in the cavern is about 56ºF (13ºC).
b) Don't forget your camera! Flash photography in the cave is permitted, just be courteous of the person next to you when you use your flash. Tripods are permitted on the Big Room and Natural Entrance trails, but not on ranger-guided tours.
c) Plain water is permitted in the cavern
d) You can bring your cell phone, but there is no signal in the cavern. Remember to put it on "airplane mode" or turn it off if you are taking it in the cavern to conserve the battery.
e) Underground rest area-restrooms and limited snack bar

    Bat Flight Amphitheater 6 p.m.
To protect the bats, electronic devices are not allowed at the Bat Flight Program and surrounding area. Electronic devices include cameras of any kind, laptop computers, cell phones, iPads, iPods, tablets, and MP3 players.
  Lodge: White City Cavern Inn
6 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy
Carlsbad, NM 88268
(575) 361-2687
  Do: Come for the Bats stay for the Cave Letterbox  


Day 10 Monday October 2nd  
8:15 a..m. Do: Breakfast-waffles, fruit, cold cereal, pastries, coffee and juice  
9:00 p.m. Depart: Carlsbad  
    (Go NE on Hwy 62/180. In Carlsbad turn left on Commerce Dr and when it ends, left on Radio Blvd. When it ends, left on Hwy 524. Go left on 7 Rivers Hwy/285. At Clines Corners go left on I-40/Wagon Wheel. Take exit 157A. Go left on Rio Grande Blvd. Turn left on Plaza. Turn left after the shops. Park, then walk back towards Plaza. Go straight ahead.)  
1:45 p.m. Arrive: Albuquerque, NM 297
  See: Old Town  
    Southwestern Handicrafts Gift (9:30-5:30)
1919 Old Town Rd
    Patio Market Old Town Albuquerque (8:30-6)
206 l/2 San Felipe
    (Turn right on Old Town Rd.)  
    Desert Bird Mercantile (11-4)
206 l/2 San Felipe
    The Chili Patch (9:30-6)
204 San Felipe
    Old Town Emporium (9-7)
204 San Felipe
    (Turn right on San Felipe. Then left on Plaza.)  
    Mercado Plaza-gift shop (10-5)
2004 S Plaza
    Treasure House Books & Gifts (11:30-5)
2012 S Plaza, A
    Plaza Gifts (10-6)
2024 S Plaza
    Covered Wagon (10-6)
2034 S Plaza
    Old Town Hobbies and Games (11-7)
112 Rio Grande Blvd
    (Across the street.)  
    The Breaking Bad Store ABQ (10-6)
2047 Plaza
    (Turn around the go back to Romero. Turn left. Left side of the street.)  
    Senor Murphy Candymaker (10:30-6)
303 Romero
    Plaza Don Luis (10-5)
303 Romero
    Something Different All Natural (10-5)
305 Romero
    (Right side of the street.)  
    The Christmas Shop (11-5)
400 Romero #1
    Old Town Antiques (11-5)
416 Romero
    (Go right on Charlevoix and right agai on San Felipe.)  
    The Candy Lady (11-5)
424 San Felipe
    Patio San Felipe Del Norte- shopping mall (10-7)
400 San Felipe
    Santo Domingo Indian Trading Co (10:30-5)
401 San Felipe
    La Choco Salty & Sweet (10:30-7)
306 San Felipe
    (Go back to the parking lot. Turn right on Plaza and again on San Felipe. Go left on Mountain Rd. At the light turn right on Rio Grande Blvd. Go right to enter I-40 east. Take exit 159B right on I-25. Take exit 223 right, then left on Avenida Cesar Chavez. Turn right on Yale Blvd. On the right side.)  
13 min Lodge: Comfort Inn Albuquerque Airport $125.61
1801 Yale Blvd SE
(505) 242-0036
Booked 7/14/23, Cancel 4 p.m. on 10/01
(King, Refrigerator)
    (Go right for 1 block. Turn left on Centre. Take the 2nd right behind Fairfield Inn. Circle around.)  
    Applebee's Grill & Bar (11-11)
2000 Yale Blvd SE
    (Continue on Yale for 4 blocks. On the left side.)  
    Village Inn (7-9)  
    (Go right on Yale. Turn right on Gibson Blvd. On the right side.)  
    Denny's (24 hrs)
1620 Town Center Lane


Day 11 Tuesday October 3rd  
8:00 a.m. Do: Hot breakfast  
9:00 p.m. Depart: Hotel  
    (Turn left on Yale. Go left on Avenida Cesar Chavez. Enter I-25. Take exit 284 right, then left over the freeway on Old Pecos Trail/Hwy 466. Go left on Old Santa Fe Trail. Turn right on Almeda. Turnleft on Cathedral. Parking on the right. Go back to Alameda and turn right/west. Turn left on Old Santa Fe Trail. Turn left on E De Vargas on the corner.)  
10:00 a.m.   San Miguel Mission Chapel (1636) (10-3) Donations $5
Oldest of its kind in Santa Fe, the chapel of San Miguel was originally built in 1636. It was later burned and rebuilt at the start of the 18th century. It contains a number of fine statues and a high altar from 1798, with the likeness of St. Gertrude.
    (Continue right on Old Santa Fee Trail past Alameda.)  
    Loretto Chapel 1875 (9-5) $4 Sr
By 1873, the Sisters were able to start the construction of a Chapel. Using the same French architect and builders as Saint Francis Cathedral Basilica, the Chapel of Our Lady of Light (as it was then known) was patterned after Archbishop Lamy’s favorite Sainte Chapelle in Paris. With its gothic-style architecture, the Chapel certainly would have stood out among the small adobe homes surrounding it at the time. 
Unfortunately, the architect died before access to the choir loft was built. Given the height of the loft and the small size of the Chapel, a staircase would have taken up too much floor space, thereby reducing the seating capacity to an unacceptably small level. Legend states that seeking guidance and help, the Sisters of Loretto prayed a nine day novena to St Joseph, Patron Saint of Carpenters. A novena is a special prayer said for nine consecutive days. On the final day of the novena, a carpenter appeared with only a hammer and carpenter’s square. He built what is now known as the Miraculous Staircase with simple tools and wooden pegs. The rare wood is not native to the American Southwest. When the Staircase was complete, it is said that the carpenter disappeared without receiving thanks or payment. The Sisters tried all local lumber stores but could not find accounts open for supplies for their stairs. Some believe the carpenter was St. Joseph himself while others believe that is was someone sent by St. Joseph. What is known is that the Sisters of Loretto prayed, and their prayers were answered.

The Staircase has two complete 360 degree turns with no center pole for structural support. The entire weight of the staircase rests on the bottom stair. The banisters were added approximately ten years later due to the difficulty of climbing the tall, tapered stairs with no railing.  The two small brackets that can be seen on the outside connecting the stairs to the wall and pillar were added in the mid 20th century in order to provide more support and protect the staircase from negative effects due to vibrations from passing cars and trucks. Unfortunately, rather than helping the structural integrity of the Staircase, the modern brackets damaged the sides of it by preventing the natural spring-like movement of the Staircase while in use. The underside of the stairs were originally open, but was filled in with a horse hair and lime mixture painted to look like wood.
    (Turn right on Old Santa Fe Trail At the corner turn right on Water. Turn left on Cathedral Pl. On the right side.)  
    The Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assissi (9:30-4) Gift Shop, too
The City of Santa Fe was founded in 1610. That same year the first church was built on this site. The original adobe church was replaced in 1630 by a larger one, which was destroyed by the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680.
The expelled Spaniards returned in 1693, but were not able to rebuild the church until 1714. This new church was named in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Santa Fe. The only part of this church still existing is the small adobe chapel dedicated to Our Lady La Conquistadora. Brought from Spain in 1625, the statue is the oldest representation of the Virgin Mary in the United States. In 1850, Santa Fe received its first Bishop, Father John Baptiste Lamy of France. Judging the 1714 old adobe church as inadequate for the seat of the Archdiocese, Bishop Lamy ordered a new Romanesque church built, and brought French architects and Italian stonemasons to build his Cathedral. Construction of the Cathedral began in 1869 and continued until 1887. The new Cathedral was built around the former adobe church and, when the new walls were complete, the old church was torn down and removed through the front door. The stained glass windows in the lower bay are from France and depict the twelve apostles. Seven archbishops, including Lamy, are buried in the sanctuary. Dedicated in 1887, the Cathedral’s spires were never completed due to lack of funds. During the most recent structural renewal in 1967, the Cathedral was strengthened, new sacristies were added, and a Blessed Sacrament Chapel was built. In 1987, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the stone church, a monumental altar screen depicting famous saints of North and South America was installed. The Cathedral was elevated to a Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. Basilica means a church of particular importance in Rome and abroad. Churches are honored by the Holy Father because of their importance in the history of spreading Catholicism.
    (Turn left on Cathedral Pl. At the corner go right on Water. On the left side just past Old Santa Fe Trail.)  
    Frontiersmen Canoe Statue  
    (Go left and turn left on Shelby at the corner.)  
    Gift & Gourmet (10-6)
200 E Water
    (Across the street.)  
    El Centro De Santa Fe Shopping Mall (10-5)
102 E Water
    (Go back to Water and turn left/west. Bathroom on the left side at visitor center. On the right side.)  
    The Chile Shop (10-5)
109 E Water
    (Continue right on Water crossing Don Gaspar Ave.)  
    Doodlet's (10-5:30)
120 Don Gaspar
    (Continue right on Water. Turn right on Galisteo. Turn right on San Francisco. On the right side.)  
    Santa Fe Unique (10-6)
110-A W
    (Continue right on San Francisco. Cross Don Gaspar Ave. On the right side.)  
    Yippee Yi Yo (10-6)
54 E San Francisco
    Five & Dime General Store (9-10)
58 E San Francisco
    Paso De Luz Shopping Mall
70 E San Francisco
    Cowboys & Indians (9:30-5:30)
72 E San Francisco
    (Continue right. Turn left at the corner on Old Santa Fe Trail.)  
4 min   Plaza & Downtown-
The Plaza itself is a lovely tree-shaded park that sits in front of the Palace of the Governors, a central point that's close to many top tourist attractions. Today, the busy streets surrounding the Plaza are a lively place to visit, filled with numerous shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafés, as well as vendor tents during the city's frequent events. Tourists will find that it is the best place in the city to find Native American arts and crafts, especially jewelry.
Santa Fe Trail End Marker on the corner.
    (Continue on Old Santa Fe Trail. Turn right on Palace. On the right side.)  
    The Shop A Christmas Store (10-5)  
    (Turn left back to the corner on Washington and cross the street to the other side. On the left.)  
    Susan's Christmas Shop (10-5)
115 E Palace
    (Continue left on Palace. Cross the street at Otero. In the middle of Cathedral Park.)  
    Santa Fe Pioneer Monument
131 Cathedral Pl
    (Go back left to Cathedral and turn left. Turn right on San Francisco. Go left on Old Santa Fe Trail.)  
    Senor Murphy (10-5)
100 E San Francisco
    (Go left on Old Santa Fe Trail. Turn left on Water and right on Cathedral. On the left side is the parking garage. Turn left on Cathedral. Go right on Alameda. Turn left at the corner on Old Santa Fe Trail. Go right on Paseo De Peralta. Go left on Cerrillos Rd. On the left side just past Richards.)  
  Lodge: Holiday Inn Express & Suites $119.40
3348 Cerrillos Rd
Cancel 10/02 by 6 p.m. Booked 7/15/23
(King, AC Refrigerator, microwave)
    (Walk right. Cross Cerrillos at the light on Richards.)  
    IHOP (6 am-12 am)  


Day 12 Wednesday October 4th  
  Do: Breakfast-eggs, cereal, juice, pancakes, sausage and cinnamon rolls.  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Santa Fee  
    (Go right on Avenida de Las Americas. Turn left on Cerrillos Rd/Hwy 14. Go right onto I-25 south. Take exit 242 onto Hwy 550. In Bloomfield it will go right on Hwy 64/Broadway and left on 1st/Hwy 550/544. In Aztec it will become Main. Go left on Chaco St. Go left on Aztec Blvd. Go right on Old State Hwy 173/Hwy 574. It will become N Light Plant Rd/Hwy 574. When it ends, go right on Hwy 170. In Colorado it becomes Hwy 140. When it ends go left on Hwy 160/Navaho Trail. Turn left at Mesa Verde Park Entrance Sign.)  
1:30 p.m. Arrive Mesa Verde National Park 267
  See: Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center (8:30-4)
Restrooms, wifi
    (Go back out and turn left on Mesa Top Ruins Rd. On the left side.)  
8 min   Mancos Valley Overlook 3.7
    (Continue left on Mesa Top Ruins Rd. Park on the right side.)  
6 min   Montezuma Valley Overlook-Bathroom 3.3
    (Continue left on Mesa Top Ruins Rd. Park on the right side.)  
13 min   Geologic Overlook-Bathrooms 6.4
    (Continue left on Mesa Top Ruins Rd.)  
5 min   Dinner: Far View Lounge (4-9)
    Metate Room Restaurant (5-9:30) Entrees $26-$29 Sandwich or Soup $7-$14 Dessert $8-$10  
  Lodge: Far View Lodge
Mile Marker 15
Check in 4 p.m., check out 11 p.m.
(2 rooms with King bed, fridge $314.98 each


Day 13 Thursday October 5th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Far View Lodge  
9:10 a.m.   Far View House-(.75 roundtrip) -was one of the most densely populated parts of the mesa from A.D. 900 to about A.D. 1300. Nearly 50 villages have been identified within a half square mile area, and were home to hundreds of people. Today, several excavated and stabilized sites are linked by a trail system within a short walking distance. These surface sites include Far View House, Pipe Shrine House, Coyote Village, Far View Reservoir, Megalithic House, and Far View Tower. 1.9
10:15 a.m. 7 min. Cedar Tree Tower-(1/2 mile loop) one of several tower sites that have been discovered on the mesa tops. Towers were primarily built during the Classic period (A.D. 1100 to 1300) at Mesa Verde and are usually associated with a kiva. The purpose of a tower-kiva complex is not known. Some speculate that towers had a ceremonial purpose based on their close association with kivas. 3.7
4 min   Spruce Tree Terrace Cafe (11-4) 1.1
3 min   Mesa Verde Museum-(10-4:30) Constructed between 1922-25, it replaced a log cabin that had exhibited cultural items since 1917. The musem was built using Cliff House Sandstone, the same stone used by the Ancestral Pueblo people to construct nearby Spruce Tree House and other cliff dwellings, in an architectural style known as Modified Pueblo Revival, which was inspired by the architecture of Mesa Verde's descendant communities. Bookstore, water, restroom, snack bar, gift shop, post office. .7
1 min   Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum (10-4:30)  
1:00 p.m. 6 min Cliff Palace (Booked on Sept 22nd) 30 minutes/25 miles $8
Largest cliff dwelling in North America. Built between 1190 and 1280 CE, Cliff Palace was once home to over 100 people.Today, it stands as a testament to the engineering and artistic achievements of the Ancestral Pueblo people.It contained 150 rooms and 23 kivas and had a population of approximately 100 people. Out of the nearly 600 cliff dwellings concentrated within the boundaries of the park, 75% contain only 1-5 rooms each, and many are single room storage units. If you visit the Cliff Palace overlook you will view an exceptionally large dwelling which may have had special significance to the original occupants. It is thought that Cliff Palace was a social, administrative site with high ceremonial usage.
4 min   Hemenway House-Perched on a remote cliff in Soda Canyon, Hemenway House looks to fall off the small ledge on which it rests. Built in the 1200s, the cliff dwelling has 26 rooms and one kiva and was part of the larger Balcony House community. Hemenway House was named for Mary Tileston Hemenway, who funded the first scientific archeological expedition in the southwest. She never visited Mesa Verde, but she helped protect Ancestral Pueblo sites throughout the region. 1.3
11 min   Navajo Canyon View-A flat, paved overlook adjacent to the parking area offers beautiful views of Navajo Canyon and Echo House cliff dwelling. Canyon views from your vehicle. 4.1
2 min   Mesa Top Sites-Paved, level 100 yard (91 m) trail with a 1% grade. Excavated site covered for weather protection.

The 6-mile (10 km) Mesa Top Loop takes you through 700 years of Ancestral Pueblo history. From remains of early pithouses and masonry villages to multi-storied cliff dwellings, archeological sites along this loop show how early Pueblo architecture evolved. Archeology and Pueblo oral histories shed light on what life may have been like for people who lived, worked, and raised families here for generations.

Along the road, you’ll find short, easily-accessible paved trails to view twelve archeological sites. Short trails along the Mesa Top Loop lead to surface sites such as pithouses and pueblos; overlooks of cliff dwellings tucked into alcoves; and viewpoints where you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape that was home to generations of Ancestral Pueblo people.

1 min   Sun Point Pueblo-Flat, paved 50 yard (46 m) easy trail to ancient pueblo, covered for weather protection.  .3
1 min   Sun Point View-Short walk leads to an uneven sandstone overlook with guardrails where you can see 12 alcove sites, including Cliff Palace. There are 12 tall, uneven stone steps on the left and about a 40 foot (12.2 m) ramp on the right. Over 30 cliff dwellings occupy these canyon alcoves and ledges. How many can you spot? .3
1 min   Oak Tree House Overlook-It was part of a larger community, neighboring many other cliff dwellings in Fewkes and Cliff Canyons.While most cliff dwellings are small, with fewer than 10 rooms, this neighborhood includes many of Mesa Verde’s largest cliff villages. View this site from your vehicle if you wish. The overlook is uneven sandstone with guardrails. Parking is limited. .1
1 min   Fire Temple and New Fire House Overlooks-View these sites from your vehicle if you wish. To get a closer view, there are three tall, uneven stone steps from the parking area to the sandstone viewpoint. .2
2 min   Sun Temple-The best panoramic view of Cliff Palace can be seen here from your vehicle. Walk to Sun Temple on the paved, mostly level 200 yard (183 m) trail.
The features classify it as a ceremonial structure. Because neither household goods nor roof beams were found by archeologists at Sun Temple, some believe the symmetrically planned "D" shaped building was never completed. Yet its size alone points to the amount of labor that went into its construction. The stones in the fine masonry walls were shaped and given a "dimpled" flat surface by the builders of the structure. Based upon the amount of fallen stone removed during excavation, the walls probably were between 11 and 14 feet high. The thick walls were double coursed and filled with a rubble core. Today, modern concrete covers the top of the walls to prevent moisture from going into the rubble placed between the walls. Please do not climb or walk on the walls of this fragile archeological site.
15 min Lodge: Far View Lodge
Cancel 72 hours before
(2 King rooms)


Day 14 Friday October 6th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Mesa Verde  

(Go back left on Mesa Top Ruins Rd. Go left/west on Hwy 160. In Cortez go right Hwy 491. In Monticello go right on Hwy 191. On the right side.)

11:05 a.m. See: Wilson Arch 114
    (Continue on Hwy 191. On the right side past Hole 'N' The Rock.)  
11:15 a.m.   Rest Area 11
    (Continue on Hwy 191. Turn right on Hwy 128 just before the Colorado River. On the left side.)  
11:40 a.m. Arrive: Moab, UT 17
  Do: Lunch-Picnic at Lions Park  
12:45 p.m. Depart: Moab  
    (Continue north on Hwy 191. Watch for signs on the right side.)  
12:55 p.m. Arrive: Arches National Park 5.7
1:00 p.m. See: Arches National Park Visitor Center (8-5)-picnic tables Ticketed  
3 min   Moab Fault Overlook 1.2
3 min   Park Ave Viewpoint-The beginning of the Park Avenue trail is paved and ends at a viewpoint of Park Avenue. Walk to the base of the stairs 1
2 min   La Sal Mountains Viewpoint-Enjoy a 360-degree view from a relatively flat sandstone bench. See the La Sal Mountains to the east and distinctive formations like Three Gossips, Sheep Rock, and The Organ in the Courthouse Towers area. Look to the horizon for a view of Balanced Rock and the Windows Secton. .6
4 min   Courthouse Towers (right side) 1.2
1 min   Tower of Babel (right side) .5
3 min   Petrified Dunes Viewpoint (right side) 2
1 min   The Great Wall (left side) .5
    (Just before Balanced Rock turn left on BLM 378.)  
    Restrooms & Picnic  
6 min   Balanced Rock Tailhead (right side) -.3 miles RT-Stands a staggering 128 feet (39m) tall.  2.9
    (Turn right on Windows Rd.)  
3 min   Garden of Eden (left side) 1.1
5 min   Double Arch Trailhead (.6 mile RT 30 ft elevation)
(Walk right from the parking lot around the Windows Rd to the trailhead.)
    Windows Trailhead-Seagull Arch, North Window Arch, South Window Arch, Turret Arch (1 mile 99 ft elevation)
(Next to the parking lot.)
    (Go back to main road and turn right. Turn right on Panorama Pt.)  
6 min   Panorama Point Viewpoint- picnic tables and restroom 3.4
    (Go back to main road and turn right. Watch for a sign on the right side.)  
5 min   Wolfe Ranch & Ute Indian Petroglyphs-restrooms- (.5 mile)
The first cabin that John and Fred built was not elaborate, but provided basic shelter from spring winds, summer heat, fall rains, and winter cold. A dam on Salt Wash (no longer visible) captured water for root vegetables, pumpkins, and melons raised in their garden. They ordered staple groceries from the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog about once every three months and picked them up at the Thompson Springs railroad station, which was a full day’s wagon trip away.

The scene changed in 1906 when John's daughter, Flora, made the westward trek with her husband, Ed Stanley, and two young children, Esther and Ferol. Appalled by the condition in which her father and brother lived, Flora demanded they build a new cabin with a wooden floor and real windows. John obliged, creating the sturdy cabin that remains in the park to this day. All six family members lived and slept in the one-room cabin, measuring just 17 feet by 15 feet (5.2 m by 4.6 m). John Wolfe also constructed a root celler, irrigation dams, and a corral.Flora spent two lonely years at the ranch. Wolfe tried to make her more comfortable in what must have seemed a desolate place. Because Flora disliked eating on tin plates, Wolfe ordered a one-hundred-piece set of blue china dishes from Sears. Wolfe also surprised his daughter with a camera and developing kit. Flora took a photograph of Delicate Arch, one of the earliest pictures taken of the now-famous feature.

In 1908, Flora and Ed moved to nearby Moab so the children could attend school. (That house also remains, a few blocks off Main Street in the center of town.) John and Fred Wolfe stayed at the ranch for two more years before joining them in Moab. John Wolfe and the Stanleys left Moab in 1910 and eventually moved back to Ohio where John died in 1913 at the age of 84.
Wolfe sold the ranch to Tommy Larson in 1910. Four years later, J. Marvin Turnbow, the first custodian of Arches National Monument, bought it. The Turnbows used the cabin sporadically until selling the ranch to Emmit Elizondo, who then sold the property to the US government for inclusion in Arches National Monument.

    (Continue on Delicate Arch Rd.)  
4 min   Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint (200 ft)-Restrooms and picnic tables 1.2
    (Go back to the main road and go right.)  
10 min   Salt Valley Overlook (right side) 4.8
2 min   Fiery Furnace Viewpoint (right side)-restrooms (Needs a permit to walk the trail) .6
5 min   Sand Dune Arch (right side)- .4 mile RT no elevation- restroom 2.2
1 min   Skyline Arch (.4 mile RT 28 ft elevation) .7
    (At the campground turn right on Camground Rd.)  
4 min   Broken Arch Trail (1.2 miles 5 ft elevation) 1.2
    (At the end of the campground)  
    Tunnel Arch (.7 RT) or Landscape Arch (1.9 mile RT)  
29 min Depart: Arches VC 17.5
    (Go back to Hwy 191 and turn right. Go left on I-70. Take exit 164 right onto Main/Hwy 70. Turn left at the Conoco Station.)  
45 min Arrive Green River, UT 47
  Lodge: Super 8
1248 E Main St
Green River, UT 84525
(435) 363-0055
Cancel by 6 p.m. today (Cancel one room 7/14/23)
(King, AC, fridge, micro, CM)
    (Go left on Main. On the left side before the river.)  
  Do: Tamarisk (7-10) $14-$20
1710 E Main


Day 15 Saturday October 7th  
  Do: Breakfast  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Green River  
    (Go right on Main. Enter I-70. Take exit 157 right on Hwy 6/191. Enter I-15 north. Take exit 308 left/west on I-80. Take xit 115B.)  
  Do: Picture of Castle Gate rock (after the historical marker)  
    (Turn left at Soldier Summit Dr. Take the first left after the railway tracks. On the left side.)  
    Confederate soldier graveyard  
12:05 p.m. Arrive: Salt Lake, UT 190
  Do: Return car to AVIS.  
3:20 p.m. Depart: Salt Lake  
1 hr
45 min
Do: Delta Flight 2998, Seats 19EF  
4:03 p.m. Arrive: Spokane