I joined my family on their 6 week road trip across the country for 12 days. This journey took me to some amazing places in Arizona and Colorado.

Map of summer road trip

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

So many highlights to capture. Just a few are… Bike rides along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Hiking to the bottom of Bryce Canyon. A morning hike over a rock face to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Touring 2 Pueblo cliff side dwellings at Mesa Verde (one of which required climbing near vertical ladders and scaling a cliff face). Experiencing a vertical drop of nearly 2,000 ft at Black Canyon. There are no words or photos that can capture the feelings of the many moments that force you to take pause and realize just how small you are in the scheme of time.