Thursday, I was in Southwestern Colorado.
I drove to Mesa Verde National Park and quickly visited the museum. The cliff dwellings are probably a must-see, but I'd reached my limit being folded up in the driver's seat. Cole wouldn't be able to get out onto the trails and I couldn't tolerate driving around at 30 mph following RV's for two hours around the park.
The drive through Cortez, CO was not a waste. I saw gorgeous snow capped mountains. And, the park ranger gave me directions to a trailhead where she takes her dogs.
Welcome to Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, a huge area preserved for its massive archeological value.
10.5 miles of bliss.
A two story high house up on a ledge built around 1200 AD.
Views from the Sand Canyon and the East Rock Trails.
Other than one Canadian and one German dog, people on the trail: 0.
A hardy little flower.
Not wanting to leave this place either!
Back on the roads again, back roads, that is! Any which way I can avoid a highway. Even if it means driving around obstacles.
On my way to Utah.