2017 US Route 89 Calendar Cover

2017 Calendar: US Route 89 National Parks & Monuments

2017 calendar featuring photographs of the National Parks and Monuments along US Route 89 by James Cowlin

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2016 Calendar—The Colorado Plateau

My travels in 2015 took me back to the National Parks along US Route 89 on the Colorado Plateau—Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon. I also had the opportuntiy to venture a little east to Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef. I have been concentrating on how light plays across the various rock formation […]

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US Route 89 Road Trip Map Book—2015 Edition

The Map Book is a complete guide for travelers planning a road trip on Highway 89. The book shows the road in nineteen sections of approximately 100 miles. Each section is detailed with a map, driving directions and a list of special attractions. As an added bonus, geologist Wayne Ranney’s introductory essays are included to […]

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Harmony in Reed & Water-painting by Barbara Kemp Cowlin

Painting Water—The Art of Barbara Kemp Cowlin

On many of our trips on US Route 89, Barbara and I have found ourselves camping and hiking near water. From Peña Blanca Lake near the Mexican border to the lakes of Glacier National Park, water in its many natural forms has been a part of our journey. So it was almost inevitable that water […]

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US Route 89 Road Trip Gift Set

The perfect gift for anyone planning a road trip on US Route 89. We have put together all of our publications in one bundle and included a General Membership in the US Route 89 Appreciation Society. Here’s what’s included in the gift set: Personalized General Membership Certificate Road Trip Map Book–2014 Edition 2015 US Route […]

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2015 Calendar-Photographs Along America’s Most Scenic Highway

My 2015 calendar features fourteen photographs taken in some of my favorite places along US Route 89. Click through the slide show below to see the photos I’ve chosen for each month. The format is 11×17 with each month displaying a landscape photograph above the calendar. Major US holidays are indicated and there is space […]

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Direction sign or US 89T

Getting to Page, Arizona, on US 89T

Since the Big Slump closed US 89 in northern Arizona in February 2013, I have received numerous requests for information about alternative roads. At first, a detour route was established between Flagstaff and Page, Arizona, that took travelers 50 miles out of their way adding at least an hour to the trip. A much shorter […]

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The Painted Desert Project

The last place you would expect to find street art is along US Route 89 on the Navajo Reservation. But there it is. You can’t miss it as you head north from Flagstaff. It’s on tanks and roadside jewelry stands. Big black and white photographs pasted up there for all to see. We first saw […]

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Tumacacori National Historical Park

Spanish Settlements in Southern Arizona

In this day of Google maps and GPS’s everywhere, it is hard to imagine how the world looked to the Spanish explorers when they arrived in the region we now call Arizona. Early explorers had mistakenly believed that California was an island and the territory between the Rio Grande and Colorado Rivers was a blank […]

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Camping in State Parks on US Route 89

Campgrounds in the national parks, monuments and forests along US Route 89 are not the only options. Campgrounds established by the states are a possibility and often not as crowded. Arizona and Utah in particular have many parks that offer modern facilities for both recreational vehicles and tent camping. Here is a quick reference list […]

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