Stopped to see the Bluff Fort historic settlement. Some of it was original, and some recreated. Still, it was interesting to learn how they came and endured. I enjoyed seeing the film and the exhibits at the fort explaining the history.
BTW, it was not a fort, as in military; rather, the town was laid out in the same fashion as one. Some of the docents at the fort were descendants of the original pioneers, which made the stories more authentic.
Went to eat at Twin Rocks Café, got caught up on the internet and posted to the blog. Found out that the Swinging Bridge over the San Juan River was washed away in a flood. It took you to a native ruin, so didn’t get to see either.
A side trip to Sand Island, to see a petroglyph panel, took only a few minutes. And, a drive through Canyon of the Gods was aborted when I was warned about soft sand in the many washes to cross; and, because of forecasted rain.
By the time I had finished, I had to scoot out to the long awaited campsite at Goosenecks State Park (no longer free). There, you can camp on the rim of a very deep canyon, in a gooseneck shape, with the San Juan River at the bottom. One of those ‘must do’ items. There was a rainbow at the canyon when I arrived; maybe a good sign.
Camp: Goosenecks SP – on the rim
Scene: Fort, petroglyphs, rocks, canyon
Interesting post and great photos
Thanks; I appreciate that.
Camped that near to the cliff, I hope you don’t sleep walk.
It was pretty close. But, then that’s part of the thrill of camping there.
It looks like a beautiful and spectacular place. How interesting to find descendents of the original settlers still living in the area.
It was a fun visit. And, meeting folks related to the original pioneers gave extra meaning to the story they had to tell.
Did you visit the Twin Rocks Trading Post? I’v e been a reader of his blog for a while, and I know they sell lovely authentic native american arts.
I didn’t go into the Trading Post, but did have lunch at the Cafe which was very good.