Wayside Motor Inn
Travel Blogs from Monticello
Early start today we have along drive to Panguitch about 6 hrs ... Broke up the trip by stopping at the Arches NP so dry out here you wonder if it ever rains.
Driving on these highways is quite an experience .... Sitting on 130km .... Only to have cars zoom by .... ...
... where we were lead down a path to a wooden ladder that we had to climb up to get into the Balcony House ... it was almost the end of he tour for David .... check out he ladder and at the end of the tour we had to climb up the cliff face, again they nearly had a extra person to stay overnight. (poor David)
Thought we had plenty of time to get to the next tour... ...
... research facility with the archaeological repository for all of southeast Utah. A huge Ancestral Puebloan pottery collection is visible as well as other items found in this part of Utah.
There is also an ancient archaeological site; a village on the Chacoan frontier. It was inhabited by the ancestors of contemporary Puebloan Peoples from AD 825 to 1125. One can also climb down a ladder into the ...
... I saw five people in five miles!
But that was me done for the day – need to get up and leave in the dark tomorrow if I am to get a park in before glorious Denver!!!
By the numbers
Miles/KM run: 34/56
Miles/KM Hiked: 161/257
Miles/KM cycled: 190/305
Life changing decisions made: two…
Nob-ends given the car-horn: One – I have been really patient these last few weeks ...
... until stopping for lunch at Arches National Park where it felt we were sitting in a fan forced oven on full heat.
In the title I mention 'Contrasting Landscapes' and that's what today was lush mountains full of flora and fauna to some of the most arid landscapes on earth. Pictures and videos will show what words cannot describe.
It was very much like the Grand Canyon and it was awesome scenery but also so ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed