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Somewhere in the Utah desert, east of Las Vegas
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ON THE ROAD TO:
   ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Poorer relative of Santa Fe
   ALCATRAZ  ISLAND National Park Service
   BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO Baja information, including access to Whale information.     
   BLACK HAWK, COLORADO   Gaming in mountain town...
   BORAX  MINE "20 Mule-Team" home in Nevada...
   BORDER TOWNS USA/Mexico Border town links.
   BOULDER CITY, NEVADA The only non-gambling city in Nevada.
   BOULDER, COLORADO University of Colorado's city at the foot of the Rockies.
   BRYCE CANYON NAT'L PARK Off Highway in south central Utah
   CAMPSITES Reserve a Campsite in the USA.
   CARLSBAD CAVERNS National Park Service - Web page
   CATHEDRAL CANYON Shrine in a canyon...
   CENTRAL CITY, COLORADO Gaming in Victorian mountain town...
   CHINA RANCH Date grove in the Mojave Desert...
   COPPER CANYON Mexico's Grand Canyon - Chihuahua State
   DEATH VALLEY National Park Service - Web page
DELIGHT'S HOT SPGS RESORT Hot Springs Baths / lodging - 90 minutes from Las Vegas
   DRIVE YOURSELF TOURS Audio cassettes for numerous locations.
   DURANGO, COLORADO Southern Colorado - Vintage Coal/Steam Narrow Gauge Train
   FURNACE  CREEK On the edge of Death Valley
   GHOST TOWNS Ghost Towns in Nevada.
   GRAND CANYON National Park Service
   GRAND CANYON TOURS Grand Canyon Tour
   HOOVER DAM 30 miles from Las Vegas
   HOT SPGS IN NEVADA Hot Springs around the USA
   KINGMAN, ARIZONA Kingman's Chamber
   Kokopelli's Cave Bed & Bkfst Sleep in a Cave in New Mexico
   LAUGHLIN, NEVADA Gaming town on the banks of the Colorado river
   LAKE HAVASU Lake Havasu, Arizona - Home to the world famous London Bridge.
   LAKE MEAD LasVegasBuffetClub page with links
   LAKE POWELL Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
   METEOR CRATER Huge crater in Arizona - 50,000 years old.  Tours, RV Park, more
   MOAB, UTAH Town surrounded by Desert & Canyon Lands on the Colo. River. 
   MUIR WOODS  National Park Service - Web  page
   NATIONAL PARK SERVICE  Official Web Site.
   NATIVE AMERICAN CASINOS Native Southwestern Casinos/Hotels/RV Parks
   PAHRUMP, NEVADA The New Old West on the edge of Death Valley
   PALM SPRINGS, CA.    That little big City in the Desert.
   PARK CITY, UTAH Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival City
RAILROAD PASS HOTEL/CASINO Get-A-Way Hotel & Casino on Boulder Highway..
   RED ROCKS PARK AND AMPHITHEATRE World Class entertainment venue in Morrison, Colorado.
   RENO, NEVADA Nevada gambling's second city...
   ROUTE 66 Road info from Chicago to LA
   SAN DIEGO ZOO World Class Zoo in San Diego, Ca.
   SANTA ANA ZOO Santa Ana Zoo in Santa Ana, Ca.
   SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Elegant City in the Desert
   SAUSALITO, CALIFORNIA City of Houseboats in Marin County
   ST. GEORGE, UTAH Beautiful city about 110 mi. N/E of Las Vegas
   SCOTTY'S  CASTLE-NEVADA Rock castle at the edge of Death Valley...
   SEDONA, ARIZONA New-age artists' haven in Arizona...
   SELIGMAN, ARIZONA Seligman's Chamber of Commerce Web-pages
   SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
   TAOS, NEW MEXICO Home to Native Artists
   TECOPA HOT SPRINGS Mineral baths in the desert.
   TUCSON, ARIZONA Just across the Border
   YUMA, ARIZONA Snowbirds winter here...
   VALLEY OF FIRE, NEVADA Natures rock "gallery" near Las Vegas
WIGWAM MOTEL - HOLBROOK, AZ. Spend the night in a (concrete) TeePee...
WILLIAMS, ARIZONA - Route 66 Take a train to the rim of the Grande Canyon

                                                                   

 

DAY TRIPS: (SOME OF THE FOLLOWING LINKS HAVE A NUMBER OF MISSPELLINGS BUT THE LINKS ARE OTHERWISE INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE SO THEY HAVE BEEN RETAINED.   PLEASE VERIFY INFORMATION BEFORE MAKING A TRIP.)

NOTE - I'll be happy to answer questions about any of these locations, including driving instructions.  Send mail to The Webmaster (bottom of HOME page.)

 
ALBU 
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO  
An hour south of Santa Fe, New Mexico (on I-25,) Albuquerque is a tri-cultural (Native American, Hispanic, Anglo-European) city in the Southwest desert.
Official City Website for Albuquerque, New Mexico 
 
Albuquerque itself is a mix of the old and new.  A modern downtown with Starbucks, Ramada and Holiday Inns etc. is meshed with Freeway signs adorned with Native American symbols. On the outskirts of town, adobe homes pose in the distance.  
On the western edge (Central Avenue to Coors Road) ancient, dormant volcanoes and petroglyphs await discovery. There is a tiny cave on top of one of the volcanoes. I found a sage incense bundle in the cave on one visit.  Hiking is allowed...
 

BOULDER

BOULDER CITY, NEVADA

"Located approximately 20 miles from the glitter and excitement of Las Vegas and just a few miles from Hoover Dam's grandeur, Boulder City offers a quiet, relaxed living environment. With a population of slightly more than 15,000 people, Boulder City residents enjoy a quaint, small town atmosphere with a low crime rate and high quality police and fire services." read more from bcnv.org 

"Boulder City was initially created to house the workers who built Hoover Dam, and as such, was a significant and integral part of the successful completion of the Boulder Canyon Project. Constructed in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression, Boulder City was conceived by the Federal Government as an ideal town, a "model" city to which the American people could look for hope of a better future." read more from bcnv.org

Boulder City is Nevada's answer to Mayberry, at least the main drag is.  There are no casinos in Boulder City.  My understanding is that casinos were prohibited to help reign in the Hoover Dam workers. 

The Railroad Pass

  If you need a gambling fix in the middle of the night, there is a really cool hotel/casino just down Boulder Highway toward Las Vegas: The RAILROAD PASS Hotel and Casino
  The Railroad Pass
2800 South Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV 89015
(702)294-5000
Fax: (702)294-0129)
     
  The Railroad Pass is a self-contained, free standing structure just off Boulder Highway. It offers modest hotel rooms, restaurants and plenty of gambling...It's a great get-a-way place. Think All-American Fernando's Hideaway...
 

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Glowing Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon  

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

"Bryce Canyon National Park contains a spectacularly beautiful series of "amphitheaters" filled with colorful, eroded rock forms. It cannot be adequately described in words and is only somewhat better represented with photos. It's a place where you can spend hours at any number of overlooks staring in wonder. You will undoubtedly find after a visit that you've taken many more pictures than you had thought in an attempt to capture its brilliance. A trip through southwest Utah must include a stop at Bryce Canyon"

Bryce has an easy scenic drive to great lookouts and a number of hiking trails down into the amphitheaters and among the "hoodoos" -- the name given the eroded rock pinnacles and spires that fill the park. Horseback trips are also available. In winter, cross-country skiers can enjoy the park on several ungroomed trails.
Bryce is located off Highway 12, about 14 miles east of Highway 89 in south central Utah. The nearest substantial town is Panguitch, about 23 miles northwest.

 

GoUtah.Com/Bryce-Canyon-National-Park/ - Comprehensive information here...

Find photos, lodging (including RV Parks), restaurant information and more...

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CATHEDRAL CANYON  (This website is accessible, however, physical access to Cathedral Canyon might be limited - Click the ziggy1.com link.)

This one of a kind, spiritually inspired, creative endeavor that was once a "shrine" to the deceased daughter of the creator was vandalized in 1999.  Click the link www.ziggy1.com for more information, hopefully a restoration will be forthcoming.

A small canyon like "wash" in the desert, Southwest of  Las Vegas (outfitted with: statues, pictures, poetic and Spiritual verses (presented in different ways and mediums,) lights, piped in music and other interesting accoutrements) was home to this man's work.  Unless it's closed (because of the vandals) it is still worth the trip; The wash itself is inspiring.  You might find more information at the Pahrump  Chamber of Commerce Web site.   For directions to Cathedral Canyon, click the www.ziggy1.com link.


CHINA

CHINA RANCH

A retired Chinese Borax mine worker (nineteenth century) found an underground spring in the desert, 85 miles southwest of Las Vegas.  He worked the land and planted fruits and vegetables in this fertile valley island. For more information about Borax, visit SCVHistory.Com. Today CHINA RANCH is a several acre Date Plantation with a "Plantation House," a small store and several other structures. 

Had a date lately?  Have a DATE / DATE SHAKE in the store or purchase something to take home. 

The road to CHINA RANCH is a bit of a tough drive: several miles of winding, roller-coaster, washboard desert-road.  My opinion is that it is worth the trip, if you have the time and the proper vehicle.                                    Click www.chinaranch.com for CHINA RANCH directions and other interesting information, including the on-line acquisition of dates.

DELIGHT'S HOT SPRINGS RESORT

"Hidden in the seldom-explored reaches of the Mojave Desert, southeast of Death Valley National Park, lies a desert oasis world renowned for its peaceful atmosphere and therapeutic natural artesian hot spring mineral water. The Tecopa California hot springs are widely considered to be one of the highest quality hot springs in the United States, with a reputation built from word of mouth testaments echoed from travelers for well over a century."  read more from: DELIGHT'S HOT SPRINGS RESORT'S website

Find more Hot Springs in Nevada and around the USA

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DURANGO, COLORADO

Southern Colorado town in the four corners area on the Animas River.  The Durango / Silverton railroad offers day trips on vintage coal-fired / steam-engine / narrow-gauge trains.  It's a memorable excursion to the top of the mountain as the train snakes and edges along high, breathtaking mountain passes that follow the pristine Animas River.  The bridge which the late Paul Newman and Robert Redford jumped from in the movie BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID can be seen from the train.  This is like the perfect all-day Disney ride to the top of the mountain...Click the following link for information including ticket purchase...

The Durango / Silverton Narrow Gauge Train

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FURNACE CREEK

FURNACE CREEK

A day trip to Death Valley's FURNACE CREEK www.ziggy1.com will be remembered for a long time.  The rock formations on the edge of  DEATH VALLEY are other-world like.  A small stretch of the imagination would convince one that one was on the surface of the Moon.  You can visit old Borax  (20 Mule Team - Death Valley Days) mines click here and see one of the huge mule-team Borax transport wagons.  Drive West from Pahrump, Nevada's main drag (Hwy. 160) and follow the signs.  There are some services and even a golf course (check before you go.)   HOOVER

HOOVER DAM

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

 

        Click image for a breathtaking view of the new dam overpass...

"Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country's ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to tame the Colorado River. It took less than five years, in a harsh and barren land, to build the largest dam of its time. Now, years later, Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The Dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders."  [Excerpt is from USBR]

The LasVegasBuffetClub's Recreation page has more information for Hoover Dam including maps, links to US Bureau of Reclamation Web Pages, links to Wiki pages and more...

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HOT SPRINGS IN NEVADA

According to the Hot Springs Enthusiast website, "Nevada has 312 hot springs, the most hot springs of any state in the US. Their website (above) lists the Springs in order of temperature."

They also list HOT SPRINGS locations around the US

See also listings from the (top menu)  TECOPA HOT SPRINGS and DELIGHT'S HOT SPRINGS RESORT

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Kokopelli's Cave Bed & Breakfast

5001 Antelope Junction, Farmington, New Mexico 87402

Kokopelli's Cave Bed & Breakfast is a privately owned luxury cliff dwelling located north of Farmington, New Mexico near the Mesa Verde National Monument.

From the cave and the cliff tops you have an unparalleled view of beautiful southwest sunsets over the four states of the Four Corners area.

KOKOPELLI'S CAVE Bed and Breakfast

 

LAUGHLIN, NEVADA

Laughlin, Nevada is a Las Vegas-style gaming town, 90 miles south of Las Vegas, in the middle of the Mojave desert, on the banks of the Colorado river.  A dozen major casinos, including the Golden Nugget, Harrah's and Tropicana as well as smaller local hotel casinos offer full amenities. [click the link for Laughlin information.]

[photo is from laughlinnevadaguide.com]

Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino:
"Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino was founded and established in 1966 as Laughlin, Nevada’s first hotel and casino. The Riverside Resort is located on the banks of the beautiful Colorado River. Owned and operated by Don Laughlin and his family, guests will find a number of fun activities while staying at Laughlin's family-friendly resort. Enjoy Nevada-style gaming action and entertainment 24 hours a day in a relaxed small-town atmosphere."

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LAKE HAVASU

Convention & Visitor's Bureau
314 London Bridge Rd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
(928) 453-3444
(800) 242-8278

Lake Havasu is approx.150 miles south of Las Vegas, not far from Needles, California.  Drive south on 95, from Las Vegas.

"Home to the world famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu is a paradise for water lovers and desert lovers alike. The crystal clear water and sunny skies of Lake Havasu offer the perfect environment for any getaway."

"Looking for a memorable vacation filled with outdoor adventures? Come to Lake Havasu City to discover everything fun about Arizona -- Camping, Hiking, Boating, Swimming, Off-Roading, Fishing and more -- we have it all!"

Information is from the Official site of the Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitor's Bureau

  Lake Havasu City

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  LAKE 
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA - 30 mi. East of Las Vegas
"The Lake Mead Visitor Center, also called the Alan Bible Visitor Center, is located off of U.S. 93, four miles southeast of Boulder City [30 mi. from Las Vegas.] See the park maps [in link - below] to find the route best for you." [Excerpts are from National Park Service.]
"Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive in an extreme place where rain is scarce and temperatures soar."
Read more on the LVBC's Recreation page for Lake Mead - Includes NPS links.

 LAKE POWELL - GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

"Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history."  [Excerpt is from National Park Service]

Read more on the LVBC's Recreation page for Lake Powell - Includes NPS links.

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LAS VEGAS ZOO 

"The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park (a.k.a. Las Vegas Zoo) is managed by the non-profit 501 (C)(3) Nevada Zoological Foundation. Our shady 3-acre park is located just 15 minutes northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. The zoo exhibits over 150 species of plants and animals (for more information click here). As the only zoo in Las Vegas and the only year-round zoo in Nevada, we work hard to fulfill our mission to educate and entertain the public by displaying a variety of plants and animals."
 

 
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Meteor Crater Today                  METEOR CRATER

50,000 year old well-preserved meteor crater in Arizona.  "Meteor Crater RV Park is central to many of Northern Arizona's most popular tourist attractions, and makes an excellent base for taking several scenic day trips. Flagstaff, with its many activities and amenities is just a short 35 minute drive away. The Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Sedona, Walnut Canyon, and Sunset Crater are all within an hour or two of the park. A video describing those day trips is available upon request."  Paragraph is from their website.

"Approximately 50,000 years ago, on a continuous plain extending for miles in the high desert plateau of Northern Arizona, out of the northeastern sky, a pinpoint of light grew rapidly into a brilliant fireball. This body was probably broken off from an asteroid during an ancient collision in the main asteroid belt (between the planets, Mars and Jupiter) some half billion years ago. Hurtling about 40,000 miles per hour, it was on a rendezvous course with earth. In seconds, it passed through the earth's atmosphere with little loss of velocity or mass" read more... 

Physical Address:
Meteor Crater Enterprises, Inc.
Interstate 40, Exit 233
Winslow, AZ 86047 USA
Administrative Office:
800-289-5898 (Toll Free)
928-289-5898 (Main)
928-289-2598 (Fax)
RV Park Site:
800-478-4002 (Toll Free)
928-289-4002 (Main)
Visitor Center Site: 928-289-2326

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MOAB
Dead Horse Point [35k]


MOAB, UTAH
Desert city in the South-East quadrant of Utah.  Explore Canyonlands, the Colorado river, rafting, cliff dwellings, natural bridges, hiking, tours etc.  Moab has motels, condos, cabins, camping and RV Parks, restaurants, churches and other attractions.
"Moab attracts enthusiasts! Mountain biking, hiking, climbing, touring and river rafting creates passionate adventurers to the Four Corners Utah area. This site shows you how to get here, what to expect, and what to do. It is about Moab's Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, lodging, accommodations, tour operators and rentals. This is also the land of Scenic Byways - Moab has three of them!" read more...
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PAHRUMP, NEVADA  

PAHRUMP is About 60 mi. West of Las Vegas...

Click the link above for LVBC Pahrump information including driving directions from Las Vegas.

Photo is of The Road To Pahrump (Highway 160) - click photo to enlarge.

  

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  PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Getting There...

Driving from Las Vegas: Take I-15 South to I-215, then I-215 Southeast to I-10, continue East on I-10. Las Vegas to Palm Springs is about a 4 to 41/2 hour drive...

  From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):
Approximately 131 Miles Take Century Blvd. to I-105 East, to I-605 North to I-10 East, exit at Highway 111 to Palm Springs.
From Orange County-John Wayne Airport (SNA):
Approximately 100 Miles Take MacArthur Blvd. North to Highway 55, to Highway 91 East, to Highway 60 East, to I-10 East, exit at Highway 111 to Palm Springs.

 
       One of the first things that you might notice upon arriving at Palm Springs - at night anyway - is the conspicuous "lack" of bright, garish, commercial signage. This (way North - Hollywood) suburb has decided to keep a low profile after dark. Most commercial signage is subdued.
If you drive a Rolls Royce or a sleek Black Mercedes-Benz you will feel very comfortable in this Desert hamlet. If not you will have a great time, anyway, people watching or strolling down the main street (Palm Canyon Drive,) visiting the Art galleries or dining at one of the wonderful restaurants.
This is a slick town, though most of the action is behind closed doors or on patios at night - at sophisticated parties with "cool" Jazz trios or quartets.
Palm Springs is a one-of-a-kind town. If you don't know where to start, try the Starbucks and just watch. You will catch on, even though you might not feel like you fit in. Enjoy it anyway. The brilliant juxtaposition of the town in relation to the mountain on the Western edge of the city bathes the area in shade by late afternoon. This is a real good thing since the temperatures in summer can be severe.
   
Visit the LasVegasBuffetClub's page on Palm Springs

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Park City Information Website

"The Park City Mining District comprises a tract that lies between the steep wall and ledges that mark the crest of the mountain range on the west and the mountain meadows of Heber, Kamas, and Parleys Canyon along the eastern foothills. Some thirty miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Park City is situated on an intermediate belt that sits upon a spur which extends from Dayton Peak, in the main range to the east, and which forms the head of East Canyon, divides the Weber from the Provo river, and is the link between the Wasatch Range and the Uinta uplift. It is located in Summit County" more...

  PARK CITY, UTAH

 

   
Park City was founded as a silver-mining town in 1869. By 1900, it was a booming mining town with 10,000 residents and 100 saloons.
 

Park City is home to Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival.

Mission Statement
Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide. Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. By providing year-round creative and financial support for the development of original stories for the screen and stage, Sundance Institute remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe.

Sundance.Org - Official website for the Sundance Film Festival

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RED ROCKS PARK AND AMPHITHEATRE  - World class entertainment venue in Morrison, Colorado.

"Nestled in the Rocky Mountain Foothills fifteen miles west of Denver, there stands a symbol of nature's unparalleled majesty. Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheatre that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance."

"The area of Red Rocks, originally known as the Garden of Angels, has attracted the attention of musical performers since before the turn of the century. The majestic setting of the Amphitheatre, along with the panoramic view of Denver, makes for a breathtaking scene."

 

When the BEATLES performed here in the 60s, a helicopter (allegedly carrying the group) circled the stage for 20 minutes, teasing the packed crowd into a high state of excitement.

Click the Red Rocks link to access their website.

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ROUTE 66 - The Mother road - Access Chicago to LA information.

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SEDONA, ARIZONAvortex

SEDONA, ARIZONA  - is an upper-crust artist community and New Age spiritual vortex, of sorts, cradled in a red-rock canyon south of Phoenix. 

SELIGMAN, ARIZONA

Seligman, Arizona is on the Mother Road (Route 66) about halfway between Kingman and Flagstaff, and is home to Delgadillo's Snow Cap (a hot dog and burger joint.)  You'll have to experience it yourself! The main drag of the town (several blocks long - with  a few motels, gas stations and restaurants) is quiet most of the time.  Some of the time the Car Club guys and gals are out and about, and the town comes alive with Vintage Chevys, Fords and other Classic antique automobiles.  This is part of the "Heartland."

For directions and other information about Seligman click The Seligman Buzz - Information Website.

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ST. GEORGE, UTAH

Located near the tip of the south-west corner of Utah (about 110 mi. N/E of Las Vegas,) St. George is nestled against red rock bluffs which overlook the beautiful spic-n-span-clean city.  Many buildings compliment the natural red tone of the land; adobe structures would be decidedly rouge...At first blush one is struck with the cleanliness of St. George.  Everything seems to be fresh and clean, even the terra firma.

After the Native Americans, Mormons settled the area in 1847.  read about this from the ST. George Chamber of Commerce...

Connect to The St. George City Website 

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TECOPA

TECOPA Hot Spring's Baths

On the road (Highway 160 from Las Vegas) to Pahrump, Nevada [Pahrump is about 60 miles] after about 35 miles you will see a sign on the left for TECOPA.  Turn left on the "Tecopa Road" / "Old Spanish Trail" turn off. If you take this turn-off and drive (South) about 35 or so miles (outstanding scenery) you will be in TECOPA where you will find the Tecopa Hot Springs [www.ziggy1.com] Mineral Baths.  Basically there are two (one for woman and one for men) tiled rooms that are fed by an underground hot spring.  The rooms have showers.  There are [now] modest use fees for this facility. ("Inyo County no longer operates the famous hot spring bath houses and the campground/RV Park. The county has contracted with California Land Management (CLM) to operate the facilities. Hours of operation have changed [ ] and a small fee is now charged to soak in the bath houses." - from onroute.com. June, 2008)  There is a small country store (sodas, snacks) an R.V. Park and a few other businesses.  Houses are scattered throughout the surrounding hills.  To view a better directional map for Tecopa, click on the CHINA RANCH link (top menu,) then click directions or use the TECOPA HOT SPRINGS RESORT link.  If you have an RV, you can spend the night at PETERSON'S TECOPA PALMS RV PARK, or at the TECOPA HOT SPRINGS RESORT, or you can spend the night in Pahrump or drive back to Las Vegas.  I simply dry-docked in the desert. 

MORE LINKS FOR TECOPA HOT SPRINGS: TECOPA HOT SPRINGS.NET has map, history and information about the baths, and analysis information of the hot spring waters + lodging information. (See also, Delight's Hot Springs Resort-top menu.)

Find more Hot Springs in Nevada and around the USA

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VALLEY OF FIRE

VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK is about 50 mi. NE of Las Vegas (I-15 to Nevada Route 169 (at Crystal) then South to the Park.)  Take a hike up the trail and visit MOUSE'S TANK ("Hole In The Wall"  hideout for a "Renegade Native American,") at the turn of the century.  Along the way, you can view a good collection of Native American Petroglyphs and outstanding rock formations.  Find more information about Valley Of  Fire on the Web, at the Desert USA Web site:  www.desertusa.com Purchase an Audio Cassette Tape for The Valley Of  Fire State Park, from the Drive Yourself Tours Co. www.lasvegas-grandcanyon.com

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WIGWAM MOTEL

THE WIGWAM MOTEL in Holbrook, Arizona Historic Route 66 - 811 West Hopi Drive, Holbrook, Arizona.

"The Wigwam Motels, also known as the "Wigwam Villages", are distinctive landmarks. Two of the three surviving motels are located on historic U.S. Route 66, in Holbrook, Arizona [and on the border between Rialto, California and San Bernardino, California."] *read more from WIKI...

Wigwam Motel "rooms."  [Photo is from WIKI...]

*"Fifteen concrete and steel teepees are arranged as a square with one edge missing where the main office is located. They are numbered from 1 to 16 (there is no teepee 13). The diameter of the base of each teepee is 14 feet (4.3 m), with each unit 32 feet (9.8 m) in height. Behind the main room of each unit is a small bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower. Current rooms contain the original restored hickory furniture, two double beds, cable TV and a window mounted air conditioner; there are no telephones or Internet access. Vintage restored automobiles from the 1960's and earlier are located throughout the parking area. Small green metal benches etched with the words "Wigwam Village #6" are scattered throughout the complex as well."

"Listed on the National Register of Historic Places May 2, 2002."

 NPS.gov site for Wigwam Motel information

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WILLIAMS, ARIZONA

Home of the historic Grand Canyon Railway & Resort and Williams Depot where you can board a train to the Grand Canyon.  Have a peaceful night's rest at one of the motels; In the morning board the train, have a buffet lunch at the rim of the Grand Canyon or do one of the other motel/train/tour packages. 

"Packages with Train & Hotel - One complete vacation with one phone call to 1-800-THE-TRAIN or just a few clicks. Enjoy a package that includes train travel, lodging in Williams and Grand Canyon National Park, and meals at a great value. Spend the night and spend less!"

" The historic district of this once a [sic] bawdy frontier town, now offers glimpses into Williams' colorful past. Saloons, bordellos, and shops have been brought back to life through the care and concern of present-day Williams merchants." 

Williams, Arizona is on Route 66...Last time I was in Williams there was a humongous bike fest: hundreds of motorcycles...Also, Bike races, Classic Car Shows, Corvette Shows etc...

 

 

Photos are from Williams Chamber of Commerce

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02/09/2017