The Monticello Inn
Travel Blogs from Monticello
... me to do some rampant drive by tourism so that I could get off the Mesa before being stuck up there in snow. On that occasion I visited the Island in the Sky so I decided to give the Needles area a look. So glad that I did as the place was both spectacularly beautiful and also completely deserted.
There are a few short hikes in the park but also five of 10 miles plus and I opted for the once that heads out to the confluence of the Green ...
... scenic road from Monticello to Canyonlands, which goes high up in the Abajo mountains. Glad we're in a warm car since it's 30 degrees with light snow in some parts.
... bike and rode to the end of the park. We had a walk around the Devil's Garden and saw our first arch close up. I'm not sure if that one was my favourite, or if was the next one, Sand Dune Arch. We stopped at several points on our ride back through the park and it seemed that every step we took provided another photo opportunity. Hopefully our photos come out as well as we felt we took them! Four hours later we decided we'd had enough, we seemed to have caught up ...
... way, but the rutted road was on a bluff and there was no, NO turning around. We finally made it down to the water's edge and took a quick look see. Then off to Blanding which seems to be the launching point for several of the major National Parks. My main goal was Natural Bridges National Monument but we've run across another bunch of Wild Hogs (old white collar bikers) who just came out of Esclante and Capitol Reef ...
... and had been driving this tour for 31 years.
In the canyon we talked with Travis Terry, a Navajo who plays the flute and has a number of CDs out. He was pretty interesting, about our age. We covered '55 Chevys, new trucks, being a medic in the Navy, working for a nephrologist, the Lone Ranger, playing taps on the flute for the Hawaiian vets at Pearl Harbor. He played the flute for us, ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed