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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day71

    Nary a trace

    October 16, 2017 in the United States

    Departed Canyonlands this morning for a few days off in southwestern Colorado. We had hoped to see some Anasazi ruins but they proved elusive. Our first stop was Three Kivas near the Utah-Colorado border. Never did find it as the BLM map was a bit too vague.

    Then it was on to Yucca National Monument near Cortez. We found the site but NPS has invested basically nothing in interpretation. So you're looking at a brushy hillside with only a wild imagination to guide you.

    Lorraine did get to see and hear a midget faded rattlesnake, so not a total loss.
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  • Day27

    day 25: Durango

    December 24, 2015 in the United States

    we left Albuquerque and started making our way to Durango to go snowmobiling. we got to some beautiful views on the way. once we got to Durango it was full on snowing. snow everywhere. we were high up on this mountain it was crazily beautiful views. the snowmobiling was good fun I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else but I was still happy to have done it. got it stuck at one stage ha but not as bad as a couple of others. once we finished we went in for some hot chocolates ( and baileys) that night we dressed up in some Christmas sweaters I wore Grinch pants and a Christmas bag over my top was quality. that night we partied on into Chrissy day walked home done snow angels was a really good night!Read more

  • Day13

    Arches National Park

    May 24, 2017 in the United States

    We were up early and the park entrance by 08:45, and very glad for it! Already quite a crowd of people, and already around 20 degrees C. We grabbed a map, and headed up, up onto the bench land, and then along the 18 mile drive thorough these amazing rocky sentinels and wide open spaces, that is Arches. We choose to walk out to see Delicate Arch. This hike was listed as difficult because of the 480 ft elevation gain, walking on slick sandy rock at times, and no shade. We found it much easier than expected, but we came prepared.

    Regardless of the warning, and the heat that early in the morning, the crowds made it feel some what like we were a part of some strange pilgrimage. Every age, size and ability were determined to see this Arch! Maybe it was because it was the one used as a home screen for Dell! It definitely was worth the trek. The trail ended in a large wide rocky shelf, with Arch at the far end. (Pic#1) There were dozens of people facing the arch, taking pictures, having, just joy into the view. There were of course those who had to walk around and stand under the arch, spoiling the photo op for the rest of us. One particular group stood there for quite a few minutes until the crowd started to shout at them to move!
    Our last little jaunt was the .3 mile walk amongst the tall boulders to Sandy Arch. (Pic 3 & 4)
    Balancing Rock - pic 5

    The drive back down to the valley floor looks as I imagine Mars to look- more bus the winding roadway, and long lines of cars. (Pic 6)

    Our campsite tonight is at another KOA in Cortez Nevada. Not too much shade, but we've got power, so we can use the A/C! 😄

    Seems the blog is working out! Thanks for all the comments. Someone had asked about tips, and I have to say one of the best things we did was download an app called "Park Advisor" . It works even without cell coverage. Shows all the campsites, and some amenities, as well as maps, distances and directions, and it was free!

    (120 miles)
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  • Day12

    On to Mesa Verde

    June 5, 2016 in the United States

    Mesa Verde national park ... Cliff dwellers! wow, the drive up the moutains was breautiful, but we didnt take any pics... They just didnt do it justice. So, you need to check it out for your selves.

  • Day123

    Cortez, Colorado

    November 7, 2015 in the United States

    Zwischenstop um unser Auto zu entwässern. Auf dem Trip durch die Canyonlands ist unsere Dolardusche (ca. 16L Wasser) ausgelaufen und hat uns unter Wasser gesetzt. Bei Temperaturen zwischen 2 und 8 Grad trocknet es langsam, aber dank dem dass wir alles auf dem Parkplatz in der Sonne ausgebreitet haben, können wir wieder mit trockenem Gewissen schlafen gehn. Gute Nacht

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cortez, كورتيز, Кортез, کورتز، کلرادو, CEZ, Кортес, कर्टेज, Tsé Yaatóhí, 81321, کورٹیز، کولوراڈو, 科尔特斯

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