Echo Basin Ranch
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... of the day became too exhausting so set off to do the 4 mile round trek to the petroglyph panel. However on espying that one of the houses, Spruce Tree House was relatively quiet with only a few other visitors we opted to look around it first. This gave us our first glimpse of the stone dwellings built by early man with round shaped kivas built into the ground and accessed by ladder. We were able to climb down one of the ladders to see what the experience ...
... into a deep sleep in the most comfortable beds of our journey (so far!).
Route: Moab - Monticello - Cortez - Mesa Verde National Park - Towaoc, CO
Weather: heavy rain in the morning, sunshine and temperatures up to 22°C during the day, heavy rain in the afternoon and evening
Miles: 205 miles (~ 330 km)
Accommodation: Ute Moutain Resort & Casino, Towaoc, CO; 2 Queen beds, rating *****/***** (note: no fridge in the room), $ 43.95 (€ ...
... but no place to stop for pictures on the road but here I am in Helper, UT. What a name for a town.
Pic 5 - The Adjustment!: Thank you Brent for installing my remote air/fuel adjustment knob. A little tweaking and the bike adjusted to the altitude change just fine. I finally used my adjuster as I pulled into Price, UT.
Pic 6 - Odd Building: Price, UT public works buildings consisted of 6 geodesic domes just like this one. ...
... know where I had gotten it, hoping I guess that I had purchased it there in Pagosa Springs!
Leaving Pagosa Springs at 12:00 we were heading west towards Durango, CO. Before we got too far, we pulled over to take on fuel. We paid $3.79/gal and averaged a little over 9 MPG. Further down the road we saw Chimney Rock in the distance. I was not clear whether it was on Southern Ute land or Navajo, as the signs we saw were a little unclear. I just know it was on Indian Land. ...
... route home. Or we could go the Cortez route through Colorado and the challenge of the high, cool Rockies. This means Nevraska is in our future most likely. Both are good choices. So we flipped the coin in our head and headed to Cortez and it's famous Mesa Verde NP, home to the most famous and stunning ancient pueblos. Cortez, CO, is a striking town mostly because it is irrigated and surrounded by green fields. On the way we pass large buttes and desert in ...