We think the black canyon of the Gunnison is almost as spectacular as the
Grand Canyon, tho much smaller. It is a short drive from Montrose. The
trip over Cottonwood pass, going west from Buena Vista Colorado
is wonderful. If you make Colorado the last part of the trip, the Aspen
trees may be starting to color-- a sight never to forget. The trip to
Aspen over Independence Pass is great, as well, begins just north of
Buena Vista Colorado. The trip from Silverton to Durango also beautiful,
with many camp grounds tucked in the valley.
Hope you have fun!
Just remembered a lesser known park in Utah is Cedar Breaks, north of
Zion, is great and not so crowded. Be advised, you can no longer take a
vehicle into Zion due to amount of traffic. Bryce Canyon is great, as
well, but lots of traffic there.
It is still very hot in San Antonio, but it is a great city with lots of
history and attractions, more enjoyable in the spring and fall, we think.
E. in Texas