We left Monument Valley and started our journey East, past the Four Corners Region, the only place in the USA where four states meet (Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico). After being relieved of a few bucks, you can stand on a marker on the ground and tell your loved ones back home that you were in four states at the same time.
Leaving Telluride around lunchtime, we were faced with our longest drive of the holiday. It was a journey of about 480km but the roads here are good and you are relatively safe from traffic jams, so don’t be put off. We were soon back in the desert, enjoying a beautiful sunset whilst listening to the local native American radio station playing a unique version of the song “Happy Birthday”, that bore little resemblance to the conventional version let’s say!
We left Page at about 6pm and headed the 250 km to St. George in Utah, which was to be our base for the next two nights. It is located about 40 minutes from Zion National Park. You could stay at the atmospheric Springdale beside Zion, but it would be a lot more expensive. We stayed at a freshly renovated, extremely comfortable motel in St George, with outstandingly friendly and helpful staff, a pool, playground and breakfast. At about $100 for two nights, it was probably the bargain of our holiday. View Post
Day 14 began hot and sunny once again. Apart from some rain in Telluride, our weather had been amazing and with Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Scottsdale being our final destinations, we didn’t exactly have blizzards to worry about.