National Parks

Grand Teton National Park

5 Things to Do at Grand Teton National Park

As we drove US 26 westward on our journey to the famous Grand Teton National Park, we came upon the crest of a hill that provided us with a view of one of the most dramatic and sublime scenes that North America has to offer. The expansive Grand Teton mountain[…]

Wyoming Forever West

What to See in Wild Wyoming

Wyoming has vast open landscapes, jagged mountain peaks and winding rivers. Inside and outside of Wyoming’s National Parks is some of America’s most spectacular cowboy country. It is home to two incredible national parks that exemplify the natural wonders of the American West. From the Grand Tetons, one of the[…]

5 Things to Do at Rocky Mountain National Park

1. Roads Cruising the beautiful scenic roads of Rocky Mountain National Park is a treat just in itself. Trail Ridge Road is a great road that provides access to all areas of the park as well as scenic vistas, the chance to see all kinds of wildlife, and high alpine[…]

Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Cruising Milner Pass & Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mt. NP

Trail Ridge Road is the main route through Rocky Mountain National Park. We’ll talk more about the park in our next post. TwoUp Route Rating: Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park – Trail Ridge Road Sights: mountains, snow, forests, wildlife Road Type: curvy, alpine pass Traffic: busy Road Conditions: mixed. Few[…]

Scenic Byways of Colorado

Riding the Scenic Byways of Colorado

We spent many days exploring some of the incredibly beautiful scenic byways of Colorado. There are 26 in all in fact, but we rode only about a quarter of them. There are a few websites that list many of them and we selected a few along our route to put[…]

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings

Ancient Cliff Dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park

Childhood Dreams Ever since I was  kid in high school, I have been mesmerized by the Anasazi Indian Ruins. I remember having posters of the cliff dwellings on my wall. I always dreamed of visiting this place that to me was so far away it might have well have been[…]

Cactus Desert Flower

Desert Flowers of CA, NV, AZ, and UT

In motorcycling from San Diego to Colorado we toured many wonderful places and went through deserts, plateaus, salt flats, petrified forests, mountainous landscapes and hoodoos. Throughout our travels we discovered a large variety of desert flowers. Below are a few of our best shots from our travels through the Mojave,[…]

Arches National Park

Things to See in Arches National Park

Arches National Park There are more than 2,000 documented arches in Arches National Park! With so many arches it’s impossible to see them all of course, but you can spend a few days seeing some highlights. The park has good roads to take you close to many of the most[…]

Capitol Reef National Park

Soaring Heights of Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef National Park is one of five incredible national parks in Utah. Capitol Reef is known for high towering cliffs and the amazing Waterpocket Fold. The name of the park comes from the white domes of Navajo Sandstone reminiscent of the Capitol Building in Washington[…]

Bryce Canyon National Park

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon is the highest of the five steps in the Grand Staircase that starts down near the Grand Canyon with the Chocolate Cliffs, goes up to Vermillion Cliffs, then the White Cliffs as seen in Zion and along UT-12, the Grey Cliffs along UT-24, and[…]