Four Corners Memorial Weekend: Monday

Memorial Day | Monday, May 25, 2009

On Monday, Amanda and I said goodbye to Jared and headed our separate ways. We ended up sticking to the pavement and did some more ‘touristy’ stuff as we looped around on our way back home. Our first stop was the Four Corners Monument. Amanda has wanted to stop here for a while, so we finally did it.

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Our next stop was Mesa Verde
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We didn’t have too much time to spend at the park as we wanted to get home at a decent time, but I really wanted to get a feel for the park, get some information to help plan future trips and to do a short hike away from the Memorial Day crowds. We managed to accomplish all of that.

After a stop at the Visitor’s Center for some info, we headed a little ways down the road and took a short hike to the Far View House and surround structures. While the park was pretty busy, we saw only two other people the whole time we explored this area.

Far View House
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Far View Tower
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Mummy Lake
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Coyote Village
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After leaving Mesa Verde we headed into Durango and then North on US 550 back home.

Silverton
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As we were heading up to Red Mountain Pass, we got caught in a good snowstorm

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