Camping & Taking Photos in E. California and the SouthWest


As we travel around the West/Southwest, we’ve found some amazing places – from campgrounds to ruins to coffeeshops. Our favorites are listed here – so we can refer back and others can try them too! We will keep adding to this list; if you have a suggestion, we’d love to hear about it!!!

Favorite Campsites:

                 Lone Pine Campground, Lone Pine CA 

                 Kelly Place B&B, McElmo Canyon, outside of Cortez, CO

Favorite Coffeeshops:

                 Kiva Koffeehouse, Escalante Canyon UT

                 Robber’s Roost, Torrey UT

                 Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, Cortez CO

                 Latte Da, Lee Vining CA

                 Looney Bean, Bishop CA

Best Ruins:

                  Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez CO ~ best cliff dwellings

                  Chaco Canyon National Park, outside Farmington NM

                  Canyon de Chelly, Chinle AZ

                 Bandelier National Park, Los Alamos NM


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