Summer itinerary for Utah and the Four Corners

Last updated on December 27th, 2020

A work conference brought me to Utah in during the summer 2006. Not wanting to miss a great travel opportunity, I added two weeks of vacation before the conference. We used that time to see a lot of Utah and bits of Colorado and northern Arizona.


Along the Way to Capitol Reef (Wednesday, August 2)

Rather than following the Interstate south as far as we can, at Nephi we pick up Highway 89. From here we can slip over to Mount Pleasant and Spring City before heading down through Manti and Salina and then on to Capitol Reef National Park.

Ending the Day at Capitol Reef (Wednesday, August 2)
Leaving via the Scenic Backway (Thursday, August 3)
The Burr Trail and Highway 12 to Bryce (Thursday, August 3)
Evening at Bryce (Thursday, August 3)
Fairyland (Friday, August 4)
Kodachrome Basin (Friday, August 4)
Touring Bryce (Friday, August 4)
Sunrise at Bryce (Saturday, August 5)
Red Canyon (Saturday, August 5)
Along the Way to Zion (Saturday, August 5)
Evening Along the River (Saturday, August 5)
Morning at Zion (Sunday, August 6)
East of Zion (Sunday, August 6)

Arizona – August 2006

Searching for Sunset at the Grand Canyon (Sunday, August 6)
Sunrise at Point Imperial (Monday, August 7)
Along the Cape Royal Road (Monday, August 7)
A Mule Trip (Monday, August 7)
Sunset Again (Monday, August 7)
Morning at Bright Angel (Tuesday, August 8)
On the Road in Northern Arizona (Tuesday, August 8)
Antelope Canyon (Tuesday, August 8)
Sunset at Monument Valley (Tuesday, August 8)
The Goosenecks (Wednesday, August 9)
Natural Bridges in the Rain (Wednesday, August 9)
Hovenweep (Wednesday, August 9)

Colorado – August 2006

Morning at Mesa Verde (Thursday, August 10)
Afternoon at Mesa Verde (Thursday, August 10)
A Morning Tour at Mesa Verde (Friday, August 11)
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Evening at Cliff Palace (Friday, August 11)


Newspaper Rock (Saturday, August 12)
Dead Horse Point (Saturday, August 12)
An Evening at Arches (Saturday, August 12)
Almost Sunrise at Arches (Sunday, August 13)
Floating Down the Colorado (Sunday, August 13)
On the Way to Park City (Sunday, August 13)
A Taste of the Olympics (Tuesday, August 15)

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