We ended up leaving the park and driving six miles to Tuyasan and sleeping in the parking lot of the National Geographic Visitor center, our car hidden behind two tour buses. The next day, we took a brisk walk along the rim of the canyon and then left for Monument Valley.
Not a bad camping spot with that view, eh?
After Monument Valley, we headed to Mesa Verde. Here are a couple of pics of the Spruce Tree House ruin that we visited. I admit to reaching a point of saturation and told Julien that I didn't really care to go see the Cliff Palace.
It was decided that we needed a break, so we drove to Durango a day earlier than planned. Dave and Susan, two fellow travelers we met in Mesa Verde recommended the hostel they were staying at, and seeing as how we were due for showers, we decided to check it out.
If you are ever in Durango and need a place to stay, you should look it up. Durango Hometown Hostel is clean, stylish, affordable, and full of nice people. The nice boarders may come and go, but Candace, the nice owner, will always be around.
Today, we leave for the Great Sand Dunes. Looking forward to more dunes! May we have lovely light and good times.