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... would say that it was butte-iful, but I would not lessen myself for the easy pun like that ("rocked it", though, was hilarious).
There was even a heart-racing moment during my climb to the top that I had to lean out and balance myself between a two parallel rock faces over a crevice with a 40-50 foot drop.
As intense as climbing Tucamcari was, it was not as white-knuckled as HWY 126. Without going into too much of ...
... short jeep trail. We turned off on a side road off of the Million-Dollar Highway. The road led us past lots of old mining buildings and equipment, and past open views of the paved road down below, along with views of the red mountains around us. This road wasn't very long, but it was still plenty rough and bumpy! We also saw more beautiful wildflowers. At the end of the road, it was time to head back to ...
... small pines.
We got back to UT-9 and took the road to the bigger town if Kanab. Here we stocked up on supplies and groceries. I cleaned up the cooler if any rotten food. I also, after much trouble, found a decent priced room way too far away in New Mexico. Prices in good stopping places in Monument Valley were incredibly large, as I've said. So to save over $60, we had to truck it across Arizona.
Past Kanab the road passes the Vermillion Cliffs, part of the ...
... which gave us all the info we needed to understand the place and how it was built. Compared to other ruins in the world, this is not the most impressive place. But considering the advancement of the Native Americans, this was amazing. We walked inside some of the buildings – very rare in Native American ruins, and the doors were even small for Pooh. It about killed me trying to stoop over that low to get through. The Great Kiva that was reconstructed was the main ...
... to as the Anasazi.
Shiprock is the erosional remains of a volcano that probably erupted almost 27 million years ago. It's truely amazing to see this formation towering above everything else.
From there we drove to the Four Corners Monument. This is the only point in the United States shared by four states: New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. It is maintained by the Navajo's as a tourist ...
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