We just got back to NC a week ago from a 2-week trip out to the Four Corners area. 5,150+ miles and it was a great trip! We drove into Chaco Canyon late in the evening with no reservation and got the last RV site available. Talk about luck! Nice quiet campground and absolutely no light pollution. Saw lots of stars. We stayed at Blue Mountain RV Park in Blanding as a base camp. Went out early every morning with the truck to see the sights and back late in the evening for sleep. It was a nice camp ground and we'd go back in a second. On the way back home we stopped at Mesa Verde. The camp ground is run by a commercial outfit and is very nice and large. $15.15/night with a Nat'l. Park Senior Pass. Nice hot showers, flush toilets, good water and dump stations. The only problem on the entire trip was on the way out crossing the Mississippi. There was an old washing machine in the middle of I-40. Had to make a quick swerve to miss it. Sweated bullets for a second or two ...
Nice looking outfit, sounds like ya'll are having a great time except for washing machines in the middle of the Interstate, I'll bet that was scary hope everyone else missed it too.
Be safe and enjoy the trip.
2002 Rockwood Freedom 2318G
2004 Ford F 150 5.4 liter
3 Chihuahuas Sammy, Delilah,Gypsy
The last photo was made at the campground at Mesa Verde National Park. It was huge. About 395 sites including tent sites. We were told that the campground is only crowded Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. Otherwise you rarely have a problem finding a site. It was $15.15/night with my National Park Senior Pass. There was a bathroom with potable water and flush toilets just behind where I was standing to make the photo. You can see a bear-proof dumpster just across the road from my truck.
As I said, it was a GREAT trip and we'd do it all again in a heart beat - except the part with the washing machine. : )
Attached is a photo of a ruin we visited called House On Fire in South Mule Canyon near Blanding. It of course gets its name from the color of the striations in the rock above the Anasazi granary. An incredible place to photograph.