Little Colorado, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest

Rethinking Monument Valley Scenic Drive

I know that in yesterday’s post I listed a bunch of options but I was poking around online trying to get more information about the Painted Desert and ran across this link http://www.arizona-leisure.com/painted-desert.html There’s a video on the bottom and it really makes me want to take that long drive to Monument Valley. Apparently you will pass through the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest on the way to Monument Valley.

I continued my search and found information on the Little Colorado. I drove by this on my last visit but didn’t stop. Now I’d like to see how we might be able to fit in a visit to this canyon as it was quite impressive too.

 

 

http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/littlecolorado.htm

According to these links Cameron seems to be a “hub” for both the Painted Desert and The Little Colorado and Cameron is on the way to Monument Valley.

Once again the only drawback is the length of the drive but if Sandy is up for it, I think I am too. If it ends up taking too long with all the stops for sight-seeing we can always turn around.

I’ll see what my co-explorer has to say. At least we can change our minds since there wouldn’t be any tour guide or dinner appointment to worry about.

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0 Responses to Little Colorado, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest

  1. Sandra says:

    Both sound good to me. They are worth thinking about.

    • Dusty Roads says:

      I think if we do one the other is a natural combination since we’ll be right in the area, then if we feel like it we can go on to Monument Vallet from there. From what the guy at Native American Journey’s said, it’s not as long a trip as mapquest was making it out to be.

    • Dusty Roads says:

      I’m glad you think the Bottom of the Grand Canyon tour might be a good one. I get more hits on that post so there’s al lot of interest.