Road Trip from Alabama to Colorado

Road Trip From Alabama to Colorado

Things to do and see on this certain route from Alabama to Colorado

 

Route we took from Alabama to Colorado

This is the route John and I took.

Instead of making this post all about what I did. I want to show you the things that you can do along the route instead.

Alabama

There is the Glen Allen Natural Bridge. It is not a far walk from the visitors center! The whole trail itself is about a mile. Great trail for beginners. (You can find my blog Post on the Natural Bridge, HERE.)

Natural bridge in Alabama, small hike for beginners

 

Natural bridge in Alabama, small hike for beginners

Mississippi

We didn’t make any memorial stops in Mississippi, although there are places to stop along the way.

Tennessee

No stops  in Tennessee either as we went through a small portion of Memphis. The part we went through looked  a little sketchy so we just went on through on the way there and on the way back.

Arkansas

We stopped at an overlook on the way to Colorado and on the way back we wanted to stop at the Hot Springs, but there is so much to do and it is a national park, so we decided to wait to come back so we could spend more time. So definitely check out the HOT SPRINGS! Arkansas overlook on interstate.

Oklahoma

We stopped at a part of Route 66.

Lucille's gas station on Route 66

Lucille's gas station on Route 66
Inside the gas station is very run down.

Lucille's gas station on Route 66

Texas

Texas I became obsessed with the windmills. We really don’t have them in Alabama. So John and I stopped to explore them! Definitely check out the windmills, if you are into that sort of thing.

Windmills in Texas

 

Windmills in Texas

Desolate Texas house
Desolate Texas house

New Mexico

Stop everywhere here. Haha. NM is so beautiful! The extinct volcanoes are so cool. We loved the rest stop that we stopped at. We also stopped at Clayton Lake Park, this is a rv campground as well. We didn’t stay too long because it was so hot. You do have to pay for a day permit even if you are not staying overnight. There are bathrooms and showers available. 

New Mexico rest stop

New Mexico rest stop
Sierra Grande behind me, an extinct volcano.

New Mexico rest stop

Clayton Lake in New Mexico

 

Clayton Lake in New Mexico

 

Clayton Lake in New Mexico

Clayton Lake in New Mexico
On our way to see the dino tracks.

Clayton Lake in New Mexico

Clayton Lake in New Mexico

Clayton Lake in New Mexico

 

Clayton Lake in New Mexico

Clayton Lake in New Mexico
As we were leaving this deer startled us.

Colorado

We didn’t stay in Colorado long at all, as I got sick and that’s why the trip ended pretty abruptly. CO is a beautiful state and I highly suggest it. We sort of zipped through the Garden of the Gods.

Garden of the gods in Colorado
Garden of the gods in Colorado
Garden of the gods in Colorado
Garden of the gods in Colorado

 

Places we stayed the night and ate at along the trip:

New Mexico

Raton Pass Motor Inn

Sierra Grande Restaurant

New Mexico Clayton Lake

Cox’s Country Buffet

Oklahoma

Country Inn & Suites in Oklahoma City.

 

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Chasa is a travel blogger who has been writing since 2016. She has traveled domestically and internationally since 2013 and resides in the state of Alabama, where she pursues her passion for helping people see the beauty in other states and countries through her own accounts.

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6 thoughts on “Road Trip From Alabama to Colorado

  1. That gas station is so cool! Is it still working?
    And that’s really cool with the dinosaur tracks! There are a few dinosaur places here in Utah, but I still haven’t been to any!! I have to get on it XD
    And Colorado looks amazing *u*

    I didn’t know you got sick though, that sucks 🙁 Hope it wasn’t toooo bad?

    • Sadly not the gas station is not, the one picture shows the inside and it is run down. So sad…
      You definitely need to jump on seeing the dino tracks in Utah! So much stuff I would have like to do in CO, but didn’t get the chance to.

  2. Its unfortunate you go sick but it happens to the best of us! I really enjoyed your Colorado photos and wish there were more! The trip looked really cool! I like the windmills 🙂

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