Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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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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 …
... was created.
I went through the exhibits at the museum. They do a good job of explaining the ancestral Puebloan history and have a good collection of artifacts. There is hiking trail from the museum to an excavated site but the trail was closed for repairs today. I was planning on driving to another site but as I toured the museum ...
... years, both on top and in the rocks below. The were are farming people with the main crop being corn or maize. They moved down to the cliffs around 1100 and then abandoned them around 1300. Lots of speculation as to why, but most likely is they just grew in numbers as a people and and outstripped the resources available to them and were forced to move.
We began the day driving up to the Mesa. The drive from the park entrance to the Cliff Palace, which is ...
... Dwelling, Spruce Tree House. We learned that the best cliff dwellings are not able to be seen by yourself you have to go on a ranger guided tour so I booked the last tour of the best one, Cliff Palace for 6pm. The ranger then informed us that we wouldn't have time to see Spruce Tree House and get to the entrance of Cliff Palace in time which was a 15 minute drive away. We thought that was a bit crazy so we decided to buck their advice, put Zach on ...
... with a whole bunch of stuff, including a new T-shirt and a magazine and then we realize we forgot the Veet. America does that to you!
After dumping everything in our hotel room, we drive off to the Mesa Verde National Park. Arriving there we take the "grand tour by car". Since it's "more of the same", I'll just leave it up to the pictures.
Tomorrow we are facing another big drive: Flagstaff
Mileage: 3167 (278mi ~ 447km).