American Locations 34

The trip is from Lewis & Clark Monument, Illinois, to Kickapoo State Park, Illinois, by way of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah 2

When I got back to the motor home from my hike in the snow we drove on through the rest of the park, stopping at 3 more vistas.

At the highest point on the road we were at 10,460 feet. The highest peak in the park was Brian Head, at 11,300 feet.

In these photos we are looking back at the visitor center.

This is the site of a pioneer ranch. Imagine living up here. So remote and windy and isolated and cold and snow-bound. Little wonder the settlement didn’t last.

We came down from the park on a much steeper grade than going up on the other side. It was a 15% grade. We drove past a ski resort.

Reaching the bottom, we got back on I-15 and continued north. Reaching the western terminus of I-70, we hopped on and headed east. We came down out of the mountains. The stretches of I-15 and I-70 we had been on were a beautiful drive. But now we were coming back down to reality. We stopped at Joseph, at the foot of the mountains, and found a private campground.

We saw ATV’s all over in Utah. Many, like this one, didn’t bother with the lanes that run alongside the roads, they drive right on the road.

Next Location – I-70 Through Utah

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