mesa verde cliff palace

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park does not offer extensive hiking; it is mostly about the views and tours of the ancient cliff dwellings. We did a few short hikes and one of the scenic drives, stopping at overlooks to ogle the artifacts. We did not tour any...

monument valley

Three days in Bluff, Utah

There’s not much going on in Bluff, except for the scenery outside of town, and an unexpected and delightful coffee and lunch spot (with wifi!) by day/upscale local-foods bistro by night. We stayed at Cadillac Ranch RV Park, which was quiet and...

negro bill canyon trail

Negro Bill Canyon Trail, Moab

The unfortunately named Negro Bill Canyon Trail is a four-mile out and back on BLM land (=dogs are welcome!) just outside Moab. The hike ends at a large natural bridge–the sixth-longest natural rock span in the US. A few rappellers were descending...