Days Inn Cortez
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After a flip pat the post office, closed for Columbus Day which is rather ironic on an Indian Reservation, we drive the 30 miles over to the Canyon. We enter via the Desert View entrance. All of us apart from Jacqueline had been before many years ago, but not via Desert View. It's now very very much more commercialised & sanitised but you can …
... raccoons too so don't think it's a bear thing. Yesterday I was kept up for a while by scurrying rodents. I just hate that when you're in a tent you can hear but you can't see. Someone stepped very close out there... There is a path nearby that leads to the camp store and laundromat. Sound travels far at night in the wilderness. We paid a lot to camp here, especially for a national park, but they have a lot of amenities. Most NPS campgrounds give you a bench, a ...
... House" as it looks over the canyon below and has a balcony on the front. To get into this place, we hiked down a trail and then had to climb a 32 foot ladder to enter it. The ladder went straight up the cliff face with no railing or safety net. Once inside, we had to climb though a couple of tunnels to get from one part to another.
The kids enjoyed the tours and climbing ...
... Castle Group ruins. They're a relatively short hike from the parking lot. It started to rain while I was there. I hopped in the car and headed back to the nearest paved road roughly two or three miles away.
While I was still driving on the dirt road back to the nearest paved road it started to rain very heavily. The road went from dirt to mud and got very slippery. ...
... people...at least what little we really know. Actually, what we spent some time doing was dreading the ascent. Wish I had taken pictures of this. Climbing stairs in narrow crevices, another 50 pounds and I wouldn't have fit. Then we had to climb 3 ladders. But we made it.
We then drove around the park loops seeing other cliff dwellings and above ground dwellings. As we reached the bottom of the Mesa it began to rain, but we didn't get wet and had a great day.
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDays Inn Cortez
This was fine unitl we checked out leaving some stuff in the fridge. Going back a few hours later all was denied. I hope the housekeeoing staff enjoyed the wine, cheese & tea!
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