Arizona & Utah Road Trip (Photos) – Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, Devil’s Garden - Arizona - Utah road trip

$60  + 2.5 days + 5 destinations. Road trip.

Like I just said in “Ballin’ on a Budget,” you can afford to travel.

I hopped in a car with two people I didn’t know (we had met via Instagram) and two friends from high school, and made a nine hour overnight trek from Los Angeles/ Orange County to catch sunrise at Monument Valley, Utah. - Arizona - Utah road trip

Jess, my new friend via the #IGersWithoutBorders Instameet. Follow my Instagram for more of my photos @StephBeTravel 

After a quick brunch and introductions, we were off to see some long-coveted views:

2 Hours to Horseshoe Bend, Arizona - Arizona - Utah road trip

The photos don’t do it justice. Seriously, it was that “moment of awe” I’ve experienced at Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Since we would be staying in the small town of Kanab, we went back to Utah to:

2 Hours to Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah for sunset - Arizona - Utah road trip - Arizona - Utah road trip

Yes, I got dressed to enjoy the sunset. Sorry, I’m not sorry.

The next morning, we caught sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - Arizona - Utah road trip


Before hiking to this area, there is literally a point called “Sunrise Point” at Bryce Canyon. Well played, #IgersWithoutBorders! - Arizona - Utah road trip - Arizona - Utah road trip

As most of the group was spending the night in Escantante, we went towards the town 4 hours.

Not of course, without a little road trip signature fun: - Arizona - Utah road trip


Finally, we caught sunset at the Devil’s Garden in Utah: - Arizona - Utah road trip - Arizona - Utah road trip - Arizona - Utah road trip

I’m road tripping the USA West Coast, Meet Up with Me!

Las Vegas: March 26- 29
Reno: March 29- April 1
Tahoe and Napa: April 2-6
San Francisco April 6-10
Redwood National Forest April 10-11
Crater Lake, Portland, Rowena Crest April 11 – 15
Seattle & Surrounding Washington Day Trips April 15- 18

Then I have a SURPRISE Trans-Atlantic destination… and will be back to Southern California to hit Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park… another caravan anyone?

Big thank you to the #IgersWithoutBorders Hosts Greg and Tristan for planning such a spectacular route.

Follow Greg: @Gmcnulty90

For Tristan: @Themsthebreaks

Thank you to Chris Rivera for the invite, Benjy for driving, and Chloe and Lauren for saying YES.

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  1. Fashion Girl | Fashion Travel Accessories March 27, 2015 at 11:11 am - Reply

    You’re so gorgeous. Love all the travel photos too. I always enjoy reading your travel stories. So inspiring. Do you often travel or slow travel? 🙂

    Marj from: Fashion Travel | Fashion Girl

    • Stephanie Be April 2, 2015 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Marj!

      Thank you for your comment. Right now, I am traveling full time. Some slow and some quick like this road trip. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  2. Wayzaway April 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Nice photo!

  3. Dan May 2, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Looks awesome 🙂 I did this as part of a x-country road trip back in Jan/Feb and loved it! Also just wrapped up a san diego to seattle road trip 2 weeks ago, it’s an absolutely gorgeous ride if you’ve never done it before. I have a slight obsession with road trips so if you’re looking for a chauffeur count me in 🙂 As always, thanks for sharing Steph!

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