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Grand Canyon & Monument valley

#1 Post by lakerunner » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:14 pm

Anyone familiar with area have do's and stay away from? Betty and I are going there later in April.
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Re: Grand Canyon & Monument valley

#2 Post by zoom650 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:39 am

You're talking about two of the stops on what is known as The Great Loop, if you're wanting a tour of the Southwest Canyons. I took a "10 day man-cation" with three buddies and traveled from Albuquerque to Las Vegas by Jeep. Two of us flew out, the other two drove from Nashville.

Both parks you mentioned are spectacular in their own way. Others we saw along the way: Mesa Verde, Four Corners, Arches, Dead Horse Point, North Rim of the Grand, Monument, Bryce, and Zion. A drive-by on Lake Powell. The most striking by far was Bryce with it's vivid colors and the "hoodoos". Monument Valley probably was "most majestic". Also lots of movie and John Wayne memorabilia from Stagecoach having been filmed there.

We encountered nothing on this loop I'd say "stay away" from. Lots of Indian roadside stands selling jewelry and trinkets. Now, if you're headed out of Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand, think twice about that trip and pick another choice. You drive forever on dirt roads to find you must fork over another $50 bucks each to ride an Indian bus tour out to the canyon.

If you need hotel suggestions along the route, I can look up where we stayed, but we tried to "sleep cheap".

http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/grand ... nerary.htm

It will be a great trip. Have fun!
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#3 Post by lakerunner » Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:42 am

Thanks for the info
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#4 Post by REPETE » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:37 am

Loyd...leave some beer for me. I'll be in phoenix later in May. :lol3
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#5 Post by lakerunner » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:28 pm

I'll piss in a few bottles for you pete
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Re: Grand Canyon & Monument valley

#6 Post by REPETE » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:47 am

lakerunner wrote:I'll piss in a few bottles for you pete
:lol3 such an asshole. :lol3
Just verified it on Snopes. Liberals are complete mouth breathing idiots.

I shanked my lover because hoes kept stealing my taco's.

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