Where We Went

This map shows the whole extent of our trip—on the ground, that is. The little inbound and outbound airplanes in the upper right corner represent our flights from Boston to Denver and back. Because the map’s details are hard to see at this scale, I've divided it into four quarters that you can display in a larger scale. Just scroll down (as necessary) and click the small map images below.
Our route
The dark brown circles with little cameras inside mark the places where we took pictures—their labels match the titles of the galleries that make up this website. The blue circles with little beds inside mark the places where we stayed. (The number of Z's over the bed shows how many nights we spent in a place.) The quarter maps are listed so as to follow our itinerary, and, since it begins and ends at Denver International Airport, the northeast map at the top of the list shows both ends of the trip.
Northeast: This map shows the beginning and the end of our trip, both at the Denver airport. The first part (dark blue line) went straight to Dillon via I-70 and continued the next day toward Grand Junction. The last part brought us north from New Mexico to the Colorado Springs area. On the two final days (colored light blue to prevent confusion with the first day), we drove to Boulder, and the next morning took a bypass route directly to the airport. (Though we drove through Denver at both ends of the trip, we didn’t stop there.)
Northwest: The Colorado National Monument and the three big parks near Moab (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Dead Horse Point State Park) kept us happily occupied in this corner of the route for several days, after which we headed south to Arizona.
Southwest: After a day’s drive from Moab to Page, AZ, we stayed at the lakeside resort where the morning boat trip began. It ended at midday, and we drove back eastward to Chinle. We spent three nights there (devoting the two days in between to Canyon de Chelly), and then went north and east, heading toward Chama, New Mexico, where we had a train to catch.
Southeast: Our excursion on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad left Chama at 10 am and got to Antonito, Colorado around 5 pm. A bus carried us back to Chama, where our car was, and the next morning we retraced the bus route on our way north. The map shows that road, but doesn't try to show the railroad track as it zigs and zags on its climb into high country. (Unlike the road, it crosses the Colorado-New Mexico state line more than once.) Our northward route runs off the top of this map. To see where it goes, look back at the northeast map.
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Colorado National Monument
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Colorado River Valley
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Arches National Park
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Dead Horse Point State Park
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Canyonlands National Park
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Lake Powell Boat Trip
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Canyon de Chelly, Inside
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Canyon de Chelly, North Rim
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Canyon de Chelly, South Rim
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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
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Garden of the Gods
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Site Map
Home
    Navigation and Display
    Where We Went

Colorado National Monument
    Gallery       Notes

Colorado River Valley
    Gallery       Notes

Arches National Park
    Gallery       Notes

Dead Horse Point State Park
    Gallery       Notes

Canyonlands National Park
    Gallery       Notes

Lake Powell Boat Trip
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, Inside
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, North Rim
    Gallery       Notes

Canyon de Chelly, South Rim
    Gallery       Notes

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
    Gallery       Notes

Garden of the Gods
    Gallery       Notes

Faces