Three years ago, my family drove to Denver, Colorado to assist a church in reaching out to their community. On that trip out west, I took a lot of pictures and shot some video.
I’d love to share some pictures and one video of the natural beauty out west, some of which I have never shared. If you’d like to see them, keep scrolling.
After spending the night in Green River, Utah, we headed west to Salina before heading south to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The drive on interstate 70 between Green River and Salina is one of the most desolate sections of interstate in the United States. For 107 miles (an hour and a half drive with a speed limit of 75-80mph), there is not one single gas station, restaurant, hotel, or even a toilet that flushes. It is utterly desolate. If you run out of gas, break down or, heaven forbid, have a wreck, you’re in serious trouble. But, the views are breathtakingly beautiful! I wish that I would have taken pictures along that stretch of road.
I took a video while on a trail at the Grand Canyon. The view at the end is incredible!
As we left the Grand Canyon, we passed the Vermilion Cliffs. I thought that we had finished with the amazing scenery … but, I was wrong. If you look closely enough in the next picture, you will see the highway making its way through this deserted plain with a beautiful view out the driver-side windows. (You’ll have to look closely, though. The cars are not nearly as large as the period at the end of this sentence.)
We visited some other sites on the way back such as the site of the Oklahoma City Bombing. But, I wanted to use this post to show some of the spectacular natural wonders out west.
If you ever get a chance to take a drive in western Colorado, Utah, or northern Arizona, go! In my opinion, it was well worth our time!