I took this trip with my parents when they came over in the summer of 1996.
Trip Plan (Overall map):
Drive from Carbondale to Denver, Co. (18 hrs.) - Almost a week of driving around Central Colorado in a rented car while my car was being repaired, the trip then continued in another car which I had to buy - Arches Natl. Park, Ut. - Salt Lake City, Ut. - Yellowstone Natl. Park, Wy. - Devil's Tower Natl. Mon., Wy. - Mt. Rushmore Natl. Mon., S.D. a Badlands Natl. Park, S.D. - back to Carbondale
Interstate 70 in eastern Colorado
A look at the main range of Rocky Mountains from Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Co.
Squirrel in a hole in the tree in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Mountain lake on the way through Rocky Mountain Natl. Park, Co.
Mountain goat in Rocky Mountain Natl. Park
Fall River Pass in Rocky Mountain Natl. Park, 11796 ft. above sea level (3595 m.)
Mountains above Fall River Pass
Fall River Pass again
Camping for free in South Vray Canyon west of Boulder, Co.
Cliff over our campsite in S. Vray Canyon
Upper part of S. Vray Canyon
A typical landscape in central Colorado
Cows on the road in the middle of nowhere in central Colorado
Kremmling, a small wild-west-like town in the mountains of central Colorado
Valley of the Colorado River before Arches
Rock formations beside Colorado River valley
Rock formations a little further, close to Manti La Sal Mountains
Look from Manti La Sal Mountains to the north, towards Colorado River valley
Arches National Park, Ut.
Delicate Arch from different angle
Typical landscape in Arches
My brother under one hill in Arches
Central and northern Utah
Norhtern part of Canyonlands Natl. Parku in Utahu
Top level campsite in Green River State Park (about $10 per night)
Typical desert in central Utah, close to Green River
Road in central Utahu, between Green River and Price
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Ut.
B29a in an aerospace museum at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Ut. (good museum, free entrance)
B52 a A26 in the same museum
P51d Mustang in the museum hall
Between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone
Our car in a camp beside Bear Lake, Id.
Sunset over Bear Lake
Grand Teton Natl. Park, Wy.
Yellowstone National Park, Wy.
Typical landscape in Yellowstone Natl. Park, the nature wakes up from the catastrophic forest fires in the late 80s.
Beehive Geyser (right), Old Faithful Geyser in the distance
Old Faithful Geyser during eruption
Spring of the Morning Glory
Steamboat Geyser Sulphur Geyser Yellowstone Lake
Another look at the Yellowstone Canyon
Downfall on the Yellowstone River
Buffalo on a meadow in Yellowstone
Canary Spring in Mammoth Springs area in northern Yellowstone
Landscape in western Wyoming, close to Cody
A pass through Bighorn Mts. in central Wyoming
Devil's Tower with my brother
Another view at the Devil's Tower, now from the Visitor's Center parking lot
Camping for $7 in the National Forest close to Devil's Tower
Mount Rushmore, a mountain with carved heads of four US presidents in western SD
Badlands Natl. Park, overall view
Badlands Natl. Park by the Visitor's Center
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