Southwest

Brite Angel Point - North Rim Grand Canyon

Bright Angel Point – North Rim of the Grand Canyon – Excellent Adventure 2021

I have made several trips over the years to the Southwest. I have to say it’s my favorite place I have visited so far. I find something compelling about the vastness largely devoid of man’s footprint.


Arizona

I took a road trip to the Grand Canyon’s south rim while living in Colorado in the 1990s. More recently, we visited the North Rim on Excellent Adventure 2021.


North Rim Grand Canyon

Late Spring 2021 on Excellent Adventure 2021.

Grand Canyon

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Monument Valley

Summer 2023 was taken during Excellent Adventure 2023.

Monument Valley
Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, Moli Dugway

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Utah

Valley of the Gods and Moki Dugway

Nearby to Monument Valley in Utah to the east. We drove down the Moki Dugway on our way here. Valley of the Gods is southeast of it.

Valley Of The Gods iPhone
Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, Moki Dugway

The first time I drove into Utah at Moab, I was stunned at how far you could see. The rock formations are indescribable—raw nature on display. Indeed, there is nowhere else like it.

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Nevada

Overlanding Las Vegas with Dan Matheson during 2023 Excellent Adventure. Includes Spring Mountain, Valley of Fire, and Rainbow Gardens.

Spring Mountain

The Spring Mountain area is west of Las Vegas at the south end of the Red Rock Canyon area. I visited during Excellent Adventure 2023 in the late Spring time frame.

Spring Mountians

Valley of Fire

The Valley of Fire is northeast of Las Vegas. I visited during Excellent Adventure 2021 in the late Spring time frame.

Valley of Fire

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New Mexico

Images captured during 2023 Excellent Adventure.

Carlsbad Caverns

I most recently toured the caverns in the summer of 2023 on Excellent Adventure 2023—a truly unique experience.

Carlsbad Caverns

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