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The Arkansas River Valley, in Colorado, has lots to do

A 6-Day Trip Itinerary through Southwestern Colorado


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Location: ~ West Region U.S.

Story Date: 10/2/2019

Publisher: Budget Travel   

Author: Maya Stanton

As a native-born Virginian, I've traveled up and down the East Coast, putting in time in the Midwest and the Southwest, and on the West Coast as well. But even though it's been high on my list for quite awhile, I'd never been to Colorado, so when the opportunity for a trip presented itself this summer, I couldn't help but jump at the chance. The plan was to cover as much ground as humanly possible in a week, starting in Denver and working my way southwest to Durango—and it was a good plan too, according to pretty much everyone but my mother. "How can they just give a New Yorker a car and turn them loose on those mountain roads?! You don't remember how to drive!" she wailed.

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