Category: Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park (NP #40), Colorado

  Mesa Verde National Park’s (map / wiki) main claim to fame are the pueblo indian villages precariously tucked under its sandstone cliffs.   Archeological evidence suggests that Pueblo Indians lived in the area between 550 – 1300 CE. The famous cliff dwellings were only constructed during the last 100 years their time in Mesa Verde. My guess Read More …

Colorado – Miscelaneous

Colorado National Monument (site / wiki):   I wound up driving by Colorado National Monument unintentionally. I was in a hurry to get down to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and I almost didn’t stop, but curiosity got the best of me.   It turns out Colorado NM is super drivable – you could Read More …

New Mexico and Colorado – Miscellaneous

I cut through north eastern New Mexico before driving to Colorado.   I stopped at Capulin Volcano National Monument (site / wiki). Nothing like a great view, I always say.     After I left Great Sand Dunes National Park I drove north, keeping the mountains on my left. There are many cattle ranches and people wave to Read More …

Great Sand Dunes National Park (NP #18), Colorado

Strange Happenings   The dunes look out of place.   The Sangre de Christo Mountains are postcard Colorado. They stand in formation with a clearly defined alpine tree line and a higher snow line. They corner the dunes from the north and east. Flat grassland and bushes stretch south and west.