Travel Blogs from Cortez, United States

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Indians, Cortez, United States travel blog

Indians

A travel blog entry by jizmo

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The ancient enemies of the Navajos were the Pueblo (Anasazi). They inhabited the more forgiving highlands of the Mesa Verde in nearby Colorado.  They too, have left an indelible impression upon the lands which they resided, although where they ...

If You See It Once You'll Never Be The Same Again, Cortez, United States travel blog

If You See It Once You'll Never Be The Same Again

A travel blog entry by bradleyt

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... which spreads out into all four of the Four Corners states is the largest one in America and is basically a country within the United States. 200,000 native Navajo live here. We were headed to the town of Chinle which is the gateway to Canyon De Chelly ...

Saturday 24 May, Cortez, United States travel blog

Saturday 24 May

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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... excellent. If you have never heard of Mesa Verde then it is somewhere you should go if you are ever coming to the States. It is a remarkable place. The Puebloan Indians built sandstone-block houses into the side of the cliffs way up high under the ...

Friday 23 May, Cortez, United States travel blog

Friday 23 May

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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... the faint hearted I can tell you. So we turned back as we had no other way of continuing in this direction. We reached Cortez mid-afternoon having stopped at a place called Bluff to see the remains of an old Mormon settlement where we saw a real old ...

They lived where?, Cortez, United States travel blog

They lived where?

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... car and took a load of photos, which she's promised to send us. The car has enabled us to meet some great people! Anyway, back to Cortez for the night. Gave Stanley a bit of a wash - have to keep him clean so as to make a good impression! Had dinner in a ...

Day 5, Cortez, United States travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by ak2ga

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... just ready to hit the road I guess and it made us wish we had spent more time in the other towns.  Next destination was Cortez 60 miles away. Arrived at the KOA and stayed in one of their teepees, complete with a grass mat and two cots. Luxury  ...

Zacatecas to Monticello, Cortez, United States travel blog

Zacatecas to Monticello

A travel blog entry by koncur

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A winter storm has forced us to call it a day in Monticello Utah.  Heavy wet snow is falling making the highway to dangerous for us to travel any further.  Locals tell us the weather is going to improve by morning and if not we will sit and ...

Mesa Verde, Cortez, United States travel blog

Mesa Verde

A travel blog entry by tidesinn

Mesa Verde Cortez CO 9/30 Friday As usual, after setting up the RV we did our initial drive through of Mesa Verde. A stop at the Visitor Center was 1st and we made reservations for 2 Ranger Led tours on Sat. We then drove down to Chapin Mesa ...

Mesa Verde, Cortez, United States travel blog

Mesa Verde

A travel blog entry by kitkrozser

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... ;ancestral Puebloan sites (say that three times fast) in southwestern Colorado.  The park entrance is about 8 miles east of Cortez, but the park itself is huge.  You have to climb miles of switchback roads to get to the visitor's ...

A Red Letter Day, Cortez, United States travel blog

A Red Letter Day

A travel blog entry by cndashton

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Day 13 Mexican Hat Utah to cortez Colorado 101.6 miles 5,395 ft climbing As we roll out of town at 7.11 a.m. we can see a pile of rocks with a brim and understand why Mexican Hat is thus called.  The legs are stiff after yesterday's marathon day but ...

Cortez, Cortez, United States travel blog

Cortez

A travel blog entry by lisa_82

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Today we drove from the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley, where we had lunch and went on a jeep tour of the valley.  We then drove on to Cortez, in Colorado where we shopped  at a 24 hour Walmart that even sold guns!   ...

Mesa Verde National Park -, Cortez, United States travel blog

Mesa Verde National Park -

A travel blog entry by pfl_guy

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... , Spruce Tree House. However, since it was late, we decided to tour Spruce Tree House the next day. We headed back to Cortez and went out to dinner at a small family-owned Mexican restaurant that had been highly rated on Tripadvisor.com. It's amazing ...

"my lungs burning and my determination waivering"

A travel blog entry by vagrant_reality

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I was super excited about seeing Mese Verde National Park as I had planned on seeing it on my travels but wasn't sure how I was gonna pull it off. Idaho residents going on a road trip and inviting me along hadn't crossed my mind as a possibility but such ...

grilling in the rockies, Cortez, United States travel blog

grilling in the rockies

A travel blog entry by joeandkate

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welcome back! we are currently in Cortez, Colorado cooking up quite a spread for dinner. let me tell you about today.  this morning we departed Castle Rock, CO around 8am and drove due south and then west across one of the most beautifully ...

Thank goodness for Cortez, Cortez, United States travel blog

Thank goodness for Cortez

A travel blog entry by jennydavey

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Cortez provided welcome food and shelter for the night after the harrowing drive! ...

The state that I am in, Cortez, United States travel blog

The state that I am in

A travel blog entry by alexbicknell

... going to start saying ‘awesome’. Though in fairness, this will immediately mark us out as Californians. Moving across the states you can feel the difference in cultures - it’s a helluva big place. We’re only beginning to grasp ...

Van Moab naar Cortez, Cortez, United States travel blog

Van Moab naar Cortez

A travel blog entry by niki72

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... weg kijk je uit over het Needles District van Canyonlands. Hier ben je echt op het einde van de wereld beland.   In Cortez aangekomen gaan we eerst naar het visitor center om er informatie over logement te krijgen. We zijn voorbij een Best Western ...

Settling into a groove now....., Cortez, United States travel blog

Settling into a groove now.....

A travel blog entry by ssnell

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... Today (Thurs) was Canyonlands & Arches National Parks in Utah, and Mesa Verde in Colorado.  Am spending the night in Cortez, CO tonight. Tomorrow's plans are to be at 4-corners monument when it opens at 8, then Canyon de Chelly and Hubbell ...

Wine in the desert, Cortez, United States travel blog

Wine in the desert

A travel blog entry by pfl_guy

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... only. The owner was going to be around that day and invited us out to his vineyard in McElmo valley, about 25 minutes from Cortez. We drove out to the Sutcliffe Winery and met the owner John Sutcliffe. John is an ex world class polo player, now turned ...

It never snows in Mesa Verde......righhhhhtttt, Cortez, United States travel blog

It never snows in Mesa Verde......righhhhhtttt

A travel blog entry by kare1322

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Well after battling the snow we finally made it to Mesa Verde.  Our advice was a little off, but we still had a great time.  I will have more to post tomorrow, but it is getting late and Drew wanted us to put these pictures up.  We just ...

Mesa Verde, Mesa Verde, United States travel blog

Mesa Verde

A travel blog entry by kupdegra

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The National Parks are my favorite destinations. We're anxious to grab a tour or two, but still deciding on which ones. We need at least two weeks to hike the Mesea Verde trails. So, it's off to the Visitor Center to see what tours we can get ...

Colorado--Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez, United States travel blog

Colorado--Mesa Verde National Park

A travel blog entry by lstoneham

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  DAY 24, Saturday - Aztec, NM and to Colorado - Today was mostly a traveling day with lunch outside of Chaco National Monument, a major early Pueblo civilization. Canyon Towhees were grazing nearby. We had a pleasant surprise when we stopped ...

Mesa Verde, Cortez, United States travel blog

Mesa Verde

A travel blog entry by margomax

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     When we do a Nat'l Park, we do the Nat'l Park.  Mesa Verde was no exception.  We signed up for all three pueblo tours and visited all the sights we could do on our own.  The park itself was not what I ...

Canyon de Chelly & Four Corners monument, Cortez, United States travel blog

Canyon de Chelly & Four Corners monument

A travel blog entry by robnraystravels

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... we headed to the Four Corners Monument which is also Navajo territory & is also the only place in the US where 4 states meet, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. They have an area around the actual intersection where there are stalls set up for ...

Cliff Dwellers, Badger House Community (historical), United States travel blog

Cliff Dwellers

A travel blog entry by geocodedart

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Cliff Dwellers painting by Thomas Moran ...

Route + Mesa Verde, Cortez, United States travel blog

Route + Mesa Verde

A travel blog entry by southernfry

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So how did they build those things anyway?, Cortez, United States travel blog

So how did they build those things anyway?

A travel blog entry by pfl_guy

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The next morning we were up early for our drive to Long House. The main road into the park snakes back and forth through numerous switchbacks and a tunnel to get to the top of Chapin Mesa and then forks at the visitors center to go to Wetherill Mesa. The ...

Our last day in Colorado, Cortez, United States travel blog

Our last day in Colorado

A travel blog entry by sheflysx

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... word for today is MAJESTY. This country of ours is majestic in every way that the mind can imagine.   We arrived in Cortez, CO around 4 PM. And, anxious to have dinner in a restaurant, we spent a half hour deciding how to make Beamer safe from ...

Four Corners , Cortez Colorado, United States travel blog

Four Corners

A travel blog entry by jacobsims

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... states that come together at four corners are Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.  It is the only place in the United States that 4 state's borders come together in one place.  Then I went swimming in the 8 foot deep pool at our ...

3rd stop, Mesa Verde National Park, United States travel blog

3rd stop

A travel blog entry by 2mareti

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This was a stop wher we went just for the day, at night we headed for Aspen, but we ended up in Silverton(next entry) Mesa Verde National Park was beautiful place where we saw how the natives use to liv e. They had theirt houses cut into the rocks, see ...

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