Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites
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Today was a beautiful day around 60.
The agenda for today was to visit Mesa Verde National Park where the Cliff Dwellings are located. Fortunately for us it was only a 10 minute drive to get to the park.
After stopping at the visitor center we decided to book a tour of the cliff dwelling called "Balcony House". The park ranger …
In theory this morning we had the opportunity for a sleep in but like true karma both me and the rest of the group were awake at 6:30. Oh the perks of sleeping in a tent where there's no block out from the sunlight. We were spending a couple of hours in Santa Fe to have a look around. I decided to take the morning as some me time to get my head straight. I spent the morning in ...
... restored and stabilized. At least one structure (the Great Kiva) was completely rebuilt and it's not clear just how accurately it re-creates the original structure. In spite of such problems, it still gives you a good idea of what the complex was like.
I then drove to Cortez, CO and got a room for the night.
... to Cliff Palace was via some steep steps and the climb back up was a few timber ladders and some very narrow gaps in the rocks. I really enjoyed the tour with the exception of the some extremely rude people who attempt to push in front or stand in your way and dont care about holding everyone else up. You get out of breath very quick up there as it is 2500m (over7000ft) above sea level. The drive in and out is on very narrow roads ...
... 3am i got many more star shots and a meteor too. Just before dark i went on a short hike in the canyon and hd to squeeze thru a narrow fracture in a 60 boulder, almost didnt fit, but it was the trail! This morn i went on a beautiful hike around Litle Ruin canyon and saw lots of ruins, pics will be attched soon. Right now, i'm not sure where i.m going, maybe back east to Ouray in the mountians. I guess i need to head ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Turquoise Inn & Suites Cortez
Nice and Clean. We stayed in the suite and it was very nice for our family. Good breakfast selection.
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