Grand Tetons National Park, WY – Canyonlands National Park, UT – Mesa Verde National Park, CO – Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO – New Orleans, LA
Headed south from the Tetons we arrived back in summer, in southern Utah at Canyonlands National Park. We soaked up some sun, and stood on the edge of the world before moving on to Mesa Verde and the incredible Anasazi cliffside ruins there. Then, a quick stop at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in eastern Colorado before hitting the highway for the last few hundres miles back home to New Orleans.
To get a feeling of what Canyonlands is about, check out this 360º panorama taken from the end of the Island in the Sky, overlooking the Colorado River Valley. The scale is just immense, and the afternoon colors after sunset make it all the more beautiful.
See it BIGGER here.
Summer Road Trip:
Part 1: New Mexico, Arizona, & Nevada
Part 2: Death Valley & Yosemite
Part 3: Burning Man
Part 4: San Francisco & Marin Headlands
Part 5: Northern California & Oregon
Part 6: Yellowstone & The Tetons
Part 7: Utah & Colorado