United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report NW New Mexico/NE Arizona loop September 2013

Jump to last reply

My husband, adult son and I just took a 7 day trip in a loop from/back to Albuquerque. I am not sure how much time I will have to write a lot of detail about it in the next few weeks, but I thought I would describe the basic itinerary now so that anyone thinking of a similar trip can ask questions about any of the things we saw/places we stayed.

My husband and son had been to southern Utah and to Mesa Verde last year so we did not include these locations on our trip this time. They would both say these are areas to explore if you get up to the Four Corners region.

Our trip (not including 2 air travel days at either end) involved almost exactly 1000 miles of driving:

Day 1 (Friday August 30th) , leaving from Albuquerque after picking up our rental car;
Petroglyph National Monument
Acoma Sky pueblo
overnight at Sky City Casino Hotel in Acoma

Day 2 (Saturday August 31):
Back to Acoma pueblo cultural center
Route 66 through area around Grants, NM
Lunch and brief walk through older section of Gallop
Window Rock, AZ--we saw Window Rock itself but the museum had closed for the entire
Labor Day weekend
overnight at Quality Inn in Window Rock

Day 3 (Sunday September 1)
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Chinle, AZ
Overnight (2 nights) Sacred Canyon Lodge (used to be called Thunderbird Lodge)

Day 4 (Monday September 2)
Canyon de Chelly

Day 5 (Tuesday September 3)
Code Talker exhibit and Shade House museum in Kayenta AZ
Monument Valley
overnight at Gouldings Lodge right outside Monument Valley in Oljato-Monument Valley, UT

Day 6 (Wednesday September 4)
Monument Valley
Drive Route 163 north into southern Utah
Bluff Fort Historic Site in Bluff,
Four Corners Monument
overnight Bloomfield, NM Best Western

Day 7 (Thursday September 5)
Salmon Ruins archeological site in Bloomfield
Chaco Culture National Historic Site
Back to Albuquerque for flight home Sept. 6

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Wilderness Lodge at Disney World questions
  2. 2 USA trip
  3. 3 Pet Friendly places in Myrtle Beach
  4. 4 Chicago Questions
  5. 5 Timeshare Nightmares
  6. 6 Booking Lodging at the Grand Canyon
  7. 7 Trip Report I am "The Prince of Tides"
  8. 8 How to dress in Vegas
  9. 9 NYC becoming a battleground for Air BnB apartment rentals
  10. 10 Breckenridge in October
  11. 11 Things to do in and around Westbrook, CT in November 2014
  12. 12 New Orleans in November - too cool?
  13. 13 Orlando for Work
  14. 14 sleepy hollow NY......what to do????
  15. 15 Ski Season Underway in Colorado
  16. 16 Chicago for one night with my teen daughter
  17. 17 NBA tickets??
  18. 18 New York accommodation - apartment for family needed (winter)
  19. 19 Packer game hotel on the bus line.
  20. 20 charlotte
  21. 21 New York - Quebec itinierary
  22. 22 Ideas for short driving tour around Washington DC, please
  23. 23 Need good hotel for couple with teen daughter for 2 nights: shopping, plays, not over $600. Which???
  24. 24 Trip Report Antelope Canyon, Best Friends, Bryce, Zion trip report
  25. 25 camaro hire in waikiki
View next 25 » Back to the top