Highlights of the Desert Southwest

[Map of road trip from Moab, Utah.]  
This is how we got from Moab back to California. Click on the map for a bigger version (51 kb); use your browser's "back" command to return here.  

It's hard to travel anywhere in the desert southwest without bumping into notable attractions, and it would be a shame to drive right past without stopping. With a little planning, you can hit the high spots without busting your budget or schedule. My friend John planned a southern route for our return to California; the route would allow us to explore new territory and take in some sights.

You can click on any of the following links to visit the individual pages, or you can click "Next Page" to browse the pages in sequential order. I have included a few interesting internet links for these attractions on the individual pages and on the main Green River Trip Page.

Pictures of the Desert Southwest

[Mesa Verde.]

Mesa Verde - The world-famous site of cliff dwellings used by the ancient Native Americans.

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[Four Corners.]

Four Corners - The only place in America where four states come together at a point – you can actually stand in four states at the same time.

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[Monument Valley.]

Monument Valley - The epitome of desert southwest scenery; its sandstone buttes have appeared in many motion pictures.

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[Lee's Ferry.]

Lee's Ferry - The location of a historic ferry across the Colorado River.

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[Glen Canyon Dam.]

Glen Canyon Dam - The dam provides electricity and water management for the southwest. It also inundated a spectacularly beautiful canyon.

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[Antelope Canyon.]

Antelope Canyon - A much-photographed slot canyon on a Navajo reservation near Page, Arizona.

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