We’ve been wanting to visit Prescott but we now had additional incentive. Earlier this year, our friends Tim and Dinah sold their home in Torrance and moved to Prescott, so this stop allowed us to visit with them and to see Prescott. Tim and Dinah showed us their new town and took us to see many of the great sights around the Prescott area. We parked the motorhome at Orchard Ranch Resort.
Back in 2015, we traveled through Utah, visiting all five national parks in the state. One of our stops was Moab. From there we had the chance to see Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.
Canyonlands is a large park, specifically, 337,598 acres. It consists of 3 districts. The Island in the Sky district is closest to Moab and the most visited. This is the part we saw back in 2015. The Needles district occupies the southeastern part of the park and is close to Monticello. This is the portion we visited on this trip. The Maze district in the southwestern part of the park is very remote and is only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles and for backcountry exploration. Continue reading
For a visit to Bozeman we parked at the Bear Canyon Campground a few miles east of town. Bozeman has a rich history dating to the early 1960’s when the discovery of gold brought thousands of miners into the territory. One of them, John Bozeman decided to lead immigrants to the gold fields via a series of old Indian trails, which soon became know as the Bozeman Trail. Those who chose to forgo the mines settled in what became known as the town of Bozeman to establish farms and ranches.
When we visited Yellowstone National Park back in 2015 we explored almost all of the park but did not make it to the northernmost part, Mammoth Hot Springs. From Bozeman it is a drive of about 1 1/2 hours to the town of Gallatin, MT, which is just outside the northern entrance to YNP. Continue reading
This is the first time in Montana for both of us. Columbia Falls is located southwest of the west entrance to Glacier National Park. We parked at the LaSalle RV Park.
I don’t attempt to rank national parks and other places of natural beauty since each place offers something unique and special. But suffice it to say that Glacier National Park gave us many opportunities to feel overwhelmed with the sheer scale and beauty of what we were seeing. This place that was carved and shaped by geological forces and glaciers occupies about one million acres in northwestern Montana.