Blue Mountain Horsehead 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.
... off some steam. Unfortunately the super quiet town also had a community pool with major water slide which sent Chum into a bummer landslide. At that point I figured that we really just needed to get something to eat and go "home" to the Prospector Motor Lodge (2nd best stay of the trip) and mickey some dinner up.
The Prospector is top rated by Priceline for the town of Blanding. It looks like a run down motor lodge ...
... 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, ...
... I'll let out my amazement with loud vocal expressions and then think it's a good thing nobody can hear me.
Below are a few photos to help you understand why I'm turning into a lunatic on the road.
Tomorrow I'll visit Mesa Verde NP in Colorado, then a brief stop at the Four Corners on my way to Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona.
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed