Mesa Verde and Arches National Parks, Colorado
June 26 - July 3, 2006: We visited Mesa Verde and Arches National Parks, each for
a day, then repaired to Telluride for the last four or five days of our Colorado
whirlwind tour. We stayed in a condo again near the river (but unfortunately not
directly looking out over the river).
- Our first view of the glorious place we had dinner - on the day of Mom and Dad's anniversary
- Two happy visitors to the buffet
- Huge outcroppings in Arches
- I think this is the "Three Gossips"
- Telluride flowers
- Dad took these flower pictures
- The river flows nearby: Dad took this picture when he walked up towards the waterfall, taking the footpath in back of where our condo complex was
- The waterfall - this is a very popular hike among Telluridians as well as visitors
- That looks like a daunting rock climb
- Water and rock and green
- You can see the waterfall from partway down
- Breathtaking view of the valley, from the trail to the waterfall
- It was late June/early July during our stay in Telluride - at almost 9,000 feet above sea level, Telluride's spring can't be much earlier than June.
- The long path home
- We went back up the mountain and it was cool! That is, the temperature was low! We, of course, added to the other sort of "cool" aspect of the place.
- One last trip up the gondola for a late afternoon/early evening cup of tea - or beer, or margarita ...
- Outside the Telluride Catholic church
- We visited a funky little Native American museum just outside of Montrose, where we spent the last night
before catching flights home on July 4.
Last modified: August 25, 2006