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In August, I'm taking a month off work and taking a long road trip around the US. I'm starting in Ontario and heading East to South Dakota to see the Badlands, then south through Colorado and Utah to see the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I'll probably end up heading straight back to Canada from there. This isn't my first road trip (I went to the Maritimes and to Calgary with some buddies) but this will be my first time going solo.

Any road trip tips or suggestions of places I should visit that's roughly around that route? I took a lot of time off so I could have some flexibility so I don't mind going a bit out of the way to see something nice. I hear Colorado and Utah are beautiful this time of year. Also, I'm not too experienced with driving in the US so any tips there would be helpful.

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if you have time between colorado and the grand canyon, check out canyonlands/zion national parks in utah. i wasn't able to check them out when i drove through utah last summer, but i really wanted to. that whole area looked really awesome at night.
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From Colorado to Arizona: Go the route that takes you to Los Alamos, NM. It's just a little po-dunk town... but there are some neat museums that deal with the laboratory (where they created the first Nuclear Bomb). There are some absolutely staggering views. If you go to Los Alamos, take the time to drive the 10 minutes down to White Rock Overlook... you can just stand for hours and look, can see 60 miles to the south.

It's pretty close to Santa Fe as well... so you could hit Santa Fe which has a cool downtown area that is usually bopping with live musicians and has a lively art culture.
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if you have time between colorado and the grand canyon, check out canyonlands/zion national parks in utah. i wasn't able to check them out when i drove through utah last summer, but i really wanted to. that whole area looked really awesome at night.


Good call. Some relatives of mine went there and said it was one of the most amazing places they've ever been too. I'll definitely check that out.

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From Colorado to Arizona: Go the route that takes you to Los Alamos, NM. It's just a little po-dunk town... but there are some neat museums that deal with the laboratory (where they created the first Nuclear Bomb). There are some absolutely staggering views. If you go to Los Alamos, take the time to drive the 10 minutes down to White Rock Overlook... you can just stand for hours and look, can see 60 miles to the south.

It's pretty close to Santa Fe as well... so you could hit Santa Fe which has a cool downtown area that is usually bopping with live musicians and has a lively art culture.


That's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. Thanks for the tips guys.

How are the roads down south? Should I take back roads or stick to the interstate?
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Sedona (in AZ) is really cool if you like hiking. Some awesome scenery around there. Its a couple hours south of the grand canyon.
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Sedona (in AZ) is really cool if you like hiking. Some awesome scenery around there. Its a couple hours south of the grand canyon.

how could i forget sedona? ts, go here too.
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In August, I'm taking a month off work and taking a long road trip around the US. I'm starting in Ontario and heading East to South Dakota to see the Badlands, then south through Colorado and Utah to see the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I'll probably end up heading straight back to Canada from there. This isn't my first road trip (I went to the Maritimes and to Calgary with some buddies) but this will be my first time going solo.

Any road trip tips or suggestions of places I should visit that's roughly around that route? I took a lot of time off so I could have some flexibility so I don't mind going a bit out of the way to see something nice. I hear Colorado and Utah are beautiful this time of year. Also, I'm not too experienced with driving in the US so any tips there would be helpful.

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do it brother! the world is a beautiful place...im doing the same thing before i move out to cali! have fun man
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How are the roads down south? Should I take back roads or stick to the interstate?


Im not sure of the condition of the roads, but road trips are always much better by taking the roads less traveled, i would suggest back roads for the full road trip experience
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do it brother! the world is a beautiful place...im doing the same thing before i move out to cali! have fun man


Yeah it should be awesome. I was originally planning to go to Australia but there is something more appealing about experiencing a journey rather than the just the destination. Flying on a plane to get where you want just sorta bypasses all that.
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Other than the national parks, Utah sucks (I've actaully never been to any of the national parks in Utah, so I don't know). The mountain scenery is awesome up north, and if you are the outdoors type there is plenty to do. It's better in fall though.
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Im not sure of the condition of the roads, but road trips are always much better by taking the roads less traveled, i would suggest back roads for the full road trip experience


naaah. stick to the interstate. you'll get there faster, waste less gas. highways are frustrating cause they're constantly turning into 30 mph zones.
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