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50 Places to Discover in an RV

You might have read it or seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.” It’s the national bestseller, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” Sometimes the best adventures are those in your own backyard. Here, … Continue reading

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Lure of the Grand Canyon

No one knows for sure how the Grand Canyon came to be. Much of it was formed from rocks nearly two billion years old, and it was once a seabed. Seismic shifts and wind and water erosion continue to create … Continue reading

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Beauty & Wonder: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Above Ground Above ground throughout the summer, you can see hundreds of cave swallows at the mouth of the cavern. The Walnut Canyon Loop Road is an interesting 9.5-mile drive that affords views of Chihuahuan Desert vegetation, wildlife, ancient reef … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon with a Roof on It: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Cave Tours Carlsbad Caverns is renowned for its cave tours, especially the Big Room Tour and the Natural Entrance Tour. While no reservations are needed for these self-guided tours, ranger-guided tours do require reservations, and some fill up quickly. All … Continue reading

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NPS Status Recommended for Valles Caldera

Valles Caldera National Preserve is an ecologically rich 89,000-acre swath of land in northwest New Mexico, one with a long human history and with a spectacular history of volcanism. And it’s an area that National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) officials … Continue reading

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Underground Wonderland: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Below the arid mountain and desert landscape of the southeast corner of New Mexico lays an underground world of awe-inspiring and dazzling proportions. It’s a magical world of mysterious passageways, colossal rock formations, crystal-clear pools of water, and giant subterranean … Continue reading

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National Park Summer Escapes

Memorial Day is but a memory, the summer travel season is upon us, and many RVers are planning their annual getaway. For more than a few, that will mean a summertime visit to one of America’s national parks, which continue … Continue reading

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Place by Flowing Waters: Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM

Melting snow and rain from the 14,000-foot peaks of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, feeds the Animas as it winds its way south through a narrow and fertile valley before flowing into the San Juan River southwest of the modern town … Continue reading

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Green Table: Mesa Verde National Park, CO, Part 2

Mesa Verde’s Treasures Among Mesa Verde’s hundreds of cliff dwellings and mesa-top structures, the most spectacular and frequently visited are listed below.   Cliff Palace The largest and most captivating of Mesa Verde’s cliff villages, Cliff Palace is located on … Continue reading

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Green Table: Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde National Park is located in southwestern Colorado off Highway 160, 9 miles east of Cortez and 35 miles west of Durango. It is the lone national park in Colorado that we visited during our Grand Circle Tour. Rising … Continue reading

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