Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park
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Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park

I love Mesa Verde National Park. If I’m anywhere close, I’m likely driving up the mesa to spend more time in the first national park dedicated to the works of man. Ancestral Puebloan people lived on the mesa from around 600 AD to 1300 AD. I love doing the loop drives and hitting the trail. … Continue reading

Four Nights in Durango, Colorado: Ancient Adventures, Food Finds and Chasing Waterfalls and Sunsets
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Four Nights in Durango, Colorado: Ancient Adventures, Food Finds and Chasing Waterfalls and Sunsets

I love exploring in and around Durango in Southwest Colorado, partly because of its unique topography. You can explore desert and high alpine landscapes in the same day. It’s a gateway to the Four Corners region and the sits at the base of the San Juan Mountains. Durango is an authentic western town filled with … Continue reading

Airbnb Stay in Corrie’s Condo in Durango, Colorado
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Airbnb Stay in Corrie’s Condo in Durango, Colorado

When making my plans for my recent Durango trip, I decided to stay in an Airbnb, partly because Corrie’s condo is cozy and bright. It’s perfect for a solo traveler like me or for a couple. Plus, it’s at the intersection of East 8th Avenue and College so its just a short ten minute walk … Continue reading

Drive the Million Dollar Highway
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Drive the Million Dollar Highway

The Million Dollar Highway in Southwest Colorado is considered one of the most spectacular mountain drives in North America.  It’s a white-knuckle drive where there are no guard rails as the road narrows with a steep drop-off.  It’s better than it used to be, but it’s still sketchy in places.  Frankly, I was glad I … Continue reading

Stay at the Strater
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Stay at the Strater

Southwest Colorado is a place where the Old West and ancient history survive.  From marveling at the Cliff Dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park to taking in the breathtaking views from the historic Durango-Silverton Railroad, Durango fits the bill perfectly for adventure seekers, history buffs, and city slickers wanting to experience the Old West, yet … Continue reading