The 2015 summer issue of Coast to Coast Magazine has a fun photo of mine on the cover, and inside there’s a feature article I wrote with pics from both of us about the wonderful sights we saw along a scenic drive through southeastern Utah.
Although we have loved all of our RV travels, we still both agree that Utah is our favorite state to visit. The red rocks blow us away every time we see them, and we find ourselves going back again and again to enjoy the dramatic landscapes.
One of the best things about Utah is the scenic drives, and the state boasts quite a few. Almost every road in Utah is a jaw-dropper, especially in the southern half of the state.
Although a few of Utah’s scenic drives are rightfully ranked among the nation’s best, there is one, the Bicentennial Highway, in the southeastern part of Utah, that gets little attention and very litlte traffic.
A road trip that includes this route is a stunner, and following it with a turn onto the Capitol Reef Scenic Byway really got our juices flowing.
From the three unique red rock bridge formations in Natural Bridges National Monument to the miracle of Glen Canyon to the incomparable beauty of Capitol Reef National Park, these roads take you through eons of rock ages into recent centuries of human habitation.
When we drove our buggy along this route, I found myself sitting in the window of our truck taking pics as we went along because it was just that spectacular!!
Our blog posts from the southeastern part of the state and driving directions are here:
Natural Bridges National Monument
Capitol Reef National Park
Where is this scenic drive? – Google Maps
Coast to Coast Magazine is published by Coast Resorts, an RV park membership program. Similar to a timeshare in the way it works, members buy into a home RV park and then enjoy very inexpensive stays at member parks. There are rules for how long you can stay at each park and requirements for staying outside the network after spending time within the network parks, but if you like to plan ahead and stay at higher end parks, it is a great way to go.
Full-time RVing friends we met in our first year on the road had been enjoying their Coast to Coast membership for several years when we met them, and they were very happy to be able to stay at these parks for just a few dollars a night.
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