Need advice for trip to west

Old Apr 1st, 2012, 08:41 PM
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I get the feeling that most of these responses are from people in California. How anyone can recommend leaving out the Tetons and Yellowstone on a "once in a lifetime" trip to the West I don't know... They are incredible. Nothing else like the wildllife, the geysers and the Teton peaks.
But cgards, it is your trip so maybe you are more intrigued by that coastal highway than you are to buffalo, I don't know. They are certainly all very worthy places to see.

Just for the Utah area of your latest retooling. Between Grand Canyon and Zion you could pass by Page. Some interesting things to see there like the Glen Canyon Dam, Antelope Canyons, Horseshoe Bend Overlook, take a 1/2 day raft trip down the Colorado river.


Then you really can't go that close to Bryce and not take the time to see it. You could do a half day trip there at least, but an overnighter would be better. Stay either in the park (one of the classic old park lodges ), or at Ruby's.

Then for Zion you can stay in the park lodge or just outside the park in Springdale. While St George is the largest town in the area it isn't the best for visiting the parks.
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Old Apr 1st, 2012, 08:53 PM
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InSandy: I don't think anyone said the Tetons and Yellowstone aren't wonderful. We just said they can't do/see it all in such a short trip. Cgards did say "I'll miss the Jackson area, but it'll give us an excuse to go back. " . . . so the best of both worlds - CA and the SW this trip. Yellowstone and the Tetons another time.
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Old Apr 1st, 2012, 09:02 PM
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janisj: That is definitely a consideration. However I have known more than a few people (mostly 'flat landers' unfamiliar w/ mountain/cliffside driving) who were scared spitless on the ocean side and would have been much happier driving south to north . . .

You may be right, janis, although I haven't heard of any tourists driving off the cliffs.
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