Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mesa Verde

Amazing! I fell in love with the thought of cliff dwellings while reading Tony Hillerman mysteries. Carolyn and I visited the home of the largest grouping of Anasazi cliff dwellings today.

The Mesa Verde National Park is just 50 miles from Durango southwest on Highway 160. It was a very pretty drive. The roads in the park would be perfect bike rides and there were plenty of bikes in the park.

We took a 2-1/2 mile hike along the petroglyph trail. Some people walked right past the petroglyphs while concentrating on the trail - not us. On the return trail along the top of the mesa we made a new friend (yellow headed collared lizard). The trail was a little bit harder than we expected, but felt a sense of accomplishment when we returned to the parking lot.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gr8Scott, Scott! You've spent way to much time in the southwest, you're starting to look like a native. The green polo sets off the pink nose quite well. The good weather hasn't improved the top tho, still folliclely challenged.

Anonymous said...

Any news on your bike?

CiaoBella! said...

Glad you're touring! Purgatory and Ouray??

Scott said...

The bike finally got out of the trailer and is in the service area for the estimate. The trailer is at the local RV repair shop for a new cooupler and chains.

Frank said...
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Frank said...

Love Mesa Verde! Glad you had a good time there. Hope the repairs go smoothly and quickly.

Paige and Dave said...

I'm thinkin' the lizard would make a good tattoo....