June 25, 2010

Day 14: CO to UT via Escalante Pueblo and Arches (350 miles, 6 hours)

After a satisfying breakfast at a local greasy spoon in Cortez, we headed north out of town skirting the Canyons of the Ancients. Near Dolores and the Anasazi Heritage Center we visited the Escalante Pueblo, an archaeological site inhabited around 1200 AD situated at the top of a hill overlooking the Dolores River.

From there we continued on into Utah, where we took in the fantastic scenery of Arches National Park.

With towns and lodging becoming increasingly scarce, we took a chance on The Rancher Motel in Delta, Utah. For better or for worse, our room's ambiance was reminiscent of what would happen if Design*Sponge's Living In section ever featured Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (below). The flowers out front were nice and cheery, though.

1 comment:

  1. I love the description of your hotel room... very apt. Lovely adventures, o nomadic monkeys!