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Taking a LONG trip in the FJ out west, need advice

Ok, my dad and I take a trip every year, usually for a week. But this year we want to extend it and make it about two weeks long. Our idea is to take the FJ out west and "explore". We live in North Carolina and I really don't know where to go. Someplace scenic of course, but as far as concrete places I don't have much. I know we want to make it to Colorado, maybe further.

I know many of you live out west, so my question is where can we go to see the scenery and maybe do some wheelin' out west? Thanks for the input, I really appreciate it.
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Whatever you do, I would go around Arizona. Those Az FJ's are, well, different.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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I didn't catch your timeframe, but Cruise Moab in the end of April is a roadworthy experience.

Other than that, your always welcome here in the Northwest!

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If you make to beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico shoot me a PM. Santa Fe is a great place to visit. Lots to do and some decent wheeling only a few miles a way.
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Attending the FJ Summit in July is a great way to meet fellow FJ'ers, travel wonderfully scenic trails and have fun!

Moad is close as are many other great places to wheel!

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Re: Taking a LONG trip in the FJ out west, need advice

Ok, check this out: From NC, head SOUTHWEST toward new mexico. Take I-20 to el paso, then north through new mexico toward colorado. Hit the FJ Summit, and do a nice loop in Colorado.
Head out of CO to Utah, hit Moab, then hit arches, zion, etc. From there, hit Airzona, and maybe nevada (I hear Tahoe is nice). If you still have time, you may roll over & see the west coast, but that's not neccessary for a SW US trip.

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yup, caravan with us to the summit in July!

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Ok, check this out: From NC, head SOUTHWEST toward new mexico. Take I-20 to el paso, then north through new mexico toward colorado. Hit the FJ Summit, and do a nice loop in Colorado.
Head out of CO to Utah, hit Moab, then hit arches, zion, etc. From there, hit Airzona, and maybe nevada (I hear Tahoe is nice). If you still have time, you may roll over & see the west coast, but that's not neccessary for a SW US trip.

Take lots of pictures & let us know how the journey goes
That's what I'm talking about! We're definitely doing this, so I can't tell you guys how excited I am. I've never been out west, and the tallest mountians I've ever seen are the Appalachian mountains. Sounds like a great trip with a lot of sight seeing, and believe me there will be plenty of pictures. I've just got to get the FJ finished up before the trip.
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That's what I'm talking about! We're definitely doing this, so I can't tell you guys how excited I am. I've never been out west, and the tallest mountians I've ever seen are the Appalachian mountains. Sounds like a great trip with a lot of sight seeing, and believe me there will be plenty of pictures. I've just got to get the FJ finished up before the trip.
I agree - you can't go wrong with this itinerary! Catch the south rim of the Grand Canyon if you get the chance - it's a must see.
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Re: Taking a LONG trip in the FJ out west, need advice

Let us know when you plan on hitting CO and we can point you in the direction of a variety of trails and scenic drives, as well as any planned runs you might want to join. FYI, for some of the central CO high-country trails, snow keeps them closed as late as July and August, but there are plenty of others open much earlier, if not year-round.

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