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Canyon de Chelly, Junction overlook

Canyon de Chelly – South

(Chinle AZ/NN) The South Rim drive, at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, takes you to several more overlooks stretching over 15 miles. The canyon walls start at about 30ft, and gradually increase to over 1,000ft deep. At the bottom are streams, trees, and small farms with livestock, gardens, orchards, out-buildings and summer homes. A parking […]

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Canyon de Chelly NM, Antelope House

Canyon de Chelly – North

(Chinle AZ/NN) Canyon de Chelly National Monument has been called home for several different groups spanning thousands of years. First came the Archaic hunter-gatherers, then the Basketmakers, followed by Ancestral Puebloans, the Hopi and finally the Navajo. It comprises several canyons; but, the two featured were Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto. The monument […]

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Curecanti NRA. Cimarron

Curecanti

(Cimarron CO) Curecanti National Recreation Area lies west of Gunnison along US-50. Dams on the Gunnison River create three reservoirs. I first camped at the Cimarron Campground where there was a display of the historic narrow-gauge train that worked the area. The train was near the Morrow Point dam. A short drive into the canyon […]

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