Road trip USA southwestern National parks, September 20 - October 10 2016

Maps (clickable):






This trip had two purposes:

  • Participating in the 5IEE (5th International EarthCache Event) in Denver (one day)
  • Road trip to a number of national parks etc., with focus on earth caching

Earth caches (within geocaching) focus on geology, and are often located on interesting places. Thus a trip combining interesting national parks and earth caching was feasible.

The trip basically started in Denver, and Rocky Mountains, and ended in Las Vegas (Red Rock Canyon) after 3 weeks, with a distance of around 4000 km (2500 miles). The Colorado River was always present.

We covered the parks below, and it is astonishing how different the parks are. It is really a fascinating landscape.

Road trip pictures:

National parks

  • Rocky Mountain (CO)
  • Arches (UT)
  • Capitol Reef (UT)
  • Bryce Canyon (UT)
  • Grand Canyon (AZ)

Other parks etc.

  • Colorado National Monument (CO)
  • Monument Valley (AZ)
  • Natural Bridges National Monument (UT)
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park (UT)
  • Red Canyon (UT)
  • Navajo National Monument (AZ)
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NV)


Photos, and a short description of each part of the  trip, will be found when clicking on the links at the headers, or on the photos.

Road trip pictures


Hem (Mats och Camillas hemsida)