Our Christmas Vacation in the 4 Corners

We are back from our latest adventures!  4,031 miles flown and 1,273 miles driven.  Here was our route, itinerary, and a mix of pics and videos we shot...

Day 1
Wed. December 23, 2015
  • Flew from Orlando to Albuquerque, NM
  • Arrived Albuquerque and picked up our car rental
  • Explored Albuquerque a bit, had some lunch then headed North to Santa Fe
  • Spend 1 night in Santa Fe
Day 2
Thurs. December 24, 2015
  • Before dawn took the 2.5 hour drive up to Taos Ski Valley for skiing and snowmobiling

Winding up the mountains we did a snowmobile tour up to near 10,000 feet and encountered majestic views of the nearby 12,000 foot peaks.

  • Drove to 4 Corners Monument where the borders of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico meet.

  • Drove approximately 6 hours to Monument Valley National Park, Utah.
  • Stayed overnight at The View Hotel, within Monument Valley National Park.

Day 3
Fri. December 25, 2015
  • Did a 2 hour jeep and hiking tour of Monument Valley with our Navaho guide Harrison

 Visited a traditional ancient style Navaho home called a hogan.

  • Headed to Page, AZ

Day 4
Sat. December 26, 2015
  • Hiked Antelope Canyon with Ken's Tours

Our hike was approximately 1 mile one-way to the entrance of Lower Antelope Canyon.

 Descending down into the canyon...

Climbing back to the surface...

  • Hiked to Horseshoe Pass

  • After grabbing some food and a couple of supplies for our next leg of the trip we set out for our 3.5 hour evening drive to Las Vegas
  • Arrived in Las Vegas at about 10PM and checked in at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino 

Day 5
Sun. December 27, 2015
  • Chilled and gambled a bit.  We actually won money to take back home!  Woo hoo!!
  • Saw Star Wars at The Palms Hotel and Casino's IMAX Theater and it was spectacular!

  • Rode the High Roller Ferris Wheel and enjoyed the awesome views at 550 ft!

  • Here is a replay of a live Periscope broadcast we did as we walked Linq Blvd where we enjoyed a free Christmas street show.  

Day 6
Mon. December 28, 2015
  • headed home
We had an awesome time and are back to work!  We are definitely planning more new adventures in the coming months.  Stay tuned!!


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