In the fall of 1995 I embarked with my companions on a road trip that was to include parts of the states of Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Since we ended up going much faster than we originally thought (sometimes due to bad weather), we also included New Mexico, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia before it was done!
Here is a list of the places we visited:
The Colorado plateau is a spectacular place to see GEOLOGY! The National Parks Visitor Centres have many fine books on the subject. I recommend the series “Pages of Stone”, books 3 and 4 are both written by Halka Chronic and cover the ‘Desert Southwest’ and the ‘Grand Canyon and Plateau Country’ respectively. An excellent reference always makes for a better trip!