Page, AZ

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Page is a town that came into existence with the building of the Glen Canyon Dam which created Lake Powell.  In Page we parked at the Page-Lake Powell Campground.

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Monument Valley, UT

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Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 feet above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona–Utah border, near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the territory of the Navajo Nation Reservation.

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Durango, CO

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San Juan Skyway

Heading south from Montrose, the most direct route to reach Durango is US Highway 550.  The road is a part of what is called the “San Juan Skyway”, as it travels through the San Juan Mountain range of southwestern Colorado.  In particular, the portion of this highway between Ouray and Silverton is known as the “Million Dollar Highway”.  This road is hung on the face of the mountain and has narrow lanes, no shoulders, no guardrail and steep drops as you can see in the above photo.  A little dicey in a motorhome towing a car.  The origin of the name is in dispute.  Some of the possible explanations:  it cost one million dollars per mile to build; the fill dirt contains a million dollars in gold ore; or, I wouldn’t drive that road again for a million dollars.

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Glenwood Springs, CO

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Continuing west from Leadville, we arrived in Glenwood Springs which is located at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers.  As you might infer from its name, it is also home to numerous natural hot springs.  As you approach the town from the east, you pass through the beautiful Glenwood Canyon through which flows the Colorado River.  In Glenwood Springs we parked at Ami’s Acres Campground.

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