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Travel Blogs from Grants
... of the cliffs and then wilderness areas as far as we could see.
We never cease to be amazed at the beauty and variety of this fabulous country. The condition of the highways has also been exceptional, even in out of the way places.
We ended up on Route 66 and checked in to a motel in Grants, and had an early dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. I think we ate early so Terry could get back to watch the Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers basketball ...
We were up bright and early to drive to Chaco Culture National Park, a World Heritage site at the end of a long, rough dirt road. It was a fitting climax to our visit to Indian country, as it was a little like visiting Jerusalem or Mecca. Massive structures were built here over 300 years ...
... Geographic moment here, we were content with the structures. While it was amazing to see the pueblo and to imagine how it appeared to the Spaniards who attempted to raid it in the 1640s, it is clear, unfortunately, that the pueblo is no longer a fully functioning community. Even though there was some discussion of raising crops at the bottom of the mesa, it didn't appear that this continues into the present. Since the Pueblo has no running water or electricity, it ...
... car was all set. After the lube job, we headed out to El Malpias. As we were driving out to the park, we saw signs for Bandera Volcano and Ice Caves - ICE caves in the desert...mmmm that’s crazy. We thought that we had to check this out, and it ended up being two miles past the park visitor center. Perfect. We pulled in and parked at the trading post, paid $20 - it was privately owned, but considered part of the El Malpias lava flow - but it ...
We hiked up to Bandera Volcano through the lava rocks. The trees are amazing colours and shapes. They find it hard to establish deep roots and so grow twisted and gnarled. Also, the lava flow is rich in iron content and this tends to draw lightning strikes to the trees. We saw lots of birds, but none that would stay still long enough to be photographed. As we climbed Cliff kept saying he could hear something, but I said it was ...
Other places to stay in Grants
1501 East Santa Fe Ave., Grants | 3 star hotelfrom $68
1504 East Santa Fe Avenue, Grants | 2 star hotelfrom $62
1512 E. Santa Fe Ave, Grants | 3 star hotelfrom $141
1551 E. Santa Fe Ave, Grants | 2 star hotelfrom $94
112 McArthur St, Grants | Hotelfrom $44