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.
... for a free night at any location, good for one year. We'll see. Chum suggested giving it to a homeless person. I think that's a good idea. We pulled into the Safeway which had a Starbucks so we loaded up. We decided first thing this morning that river rafting on the Animas River was going to be cold, so the kids agreed (that was nice) that they really wanted to go on a trail ride instead. We found Buck's Livery just ...
... to hike the entire six mile canyon to see the three large natural bridges. Two other people would meet us at the second bridge which is about half way. The hike down to Sipapu bridge is a little treacherous, passing over narrow cliffs and climbing down wooden ladders. The effort is rewarded by the spectacular view at the bottom.
The hike along the canyon floor was beautiful. There ...
... 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