Sophie's Southwest RV Trip
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This trip has been on our bucket list for a while, so we decided to go for it this year. Choosing where to go was overwhelming, but lucky for me, my husband was up to the task: over 15 days we visited 11 sites and cities, 5 National Parks, and took about 1 million photos. See what I wore, where we went, and more, below!
FIRST STOP: LEADVILLE, COLORADO
Leadville has the highest elevation of any city in the US! It’s got a cool mining town vibe and some neat historic architecture. We just stopped through on our way to Ouray.
SECOND STOP: OURAY, COLORADO
This old mining town is surrounded by breathtaking mountains. We did the famous Perimeter Trail hike.
THIRD STOP: TELLURIDE, COLORADO
We just spent a day in this mountain town. Taking the gondola to the top of the mountain to overlook the town was a highlight.
FIFTH STOP: MOAB, UTAH
The landscape was unlike anything I’d seen before. One of our favorite activities was the hike to see the famous Delicate Arch.
SIXTH STOP: THE GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA
I highly recommend going to the North Rim as opposed to the South Rim. There were only a handful of other people there, plus the weather was cooler!
7TH STOP: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Home to the oldest public building in the states, this city is rich in history, beautiful architecture, and has a bustling art scene.
RV TRIP TIPS
8TH STOP: SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO
9TH STOP: BUENA VISTA, COLORADO
We were just here for a night, but wow, what a gorgeous camp site! It had recently snowed, so the mountains had gorgeous white caps.
START: BOULDER, CO
Rent Standard size RV from Cruise America
OURAY, CO 3 NIGHTS, VIA LEADVILLE
Stay: Ouray RV Park & Cabins
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park Hike
Perimeter Trail Hike
MOAB, UT 2 NIGHTS, VIA TELLURIDE
Ouray to Moab via Telluride ~ 4 hours
Moab Valley RV Resort & Campground
ZION, 3 NIGHTS, VIA DEAD HORSE PARK
Moab to Zion ~ 6 hours
Stay: Zion Canyon Campground and RV Resort
SEDONA 3 NIGHTS VIA THE GRAND CANYON
Zion to North Rim ~3 hours
North Rim to Sedona ~5 hours
Stay: Rancho Sedona RV Park
SANTA FE / TAOS 4: NIGHTS
Sedona to Santa Fe ~ 6 hours
Stay: Santa Fe Skies RV Park
Walk the art galleries
See the main square with the oldest public building in the country
Visit Taos nearby
BUENA VISTA VIA GREAT SAND DUNES
Santa Fe to Sand Dunes National Park ~ 3 hours
Stay: KOA Buena Vista