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Libertarian Fortification – Bishop Castle

While the Great Sand Dunes are a bizarre natural phenomenon, Bishop Castle is an artificial one.  The castle is gorgeous...
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A Desert in the Mountains – Great Sand Dunes National Park

We drove through Taos after Tent Rocks and were so enraptured by the Pueblo tour there that we hardly took any photos.  ...
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The White Cliffs – Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

After imagining ourselves living in ancient public housing blocks, it was time to recoup, do laundry, and talk to a mech...
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Ancient Apartment Block – Bandelier National Monument

After taking in arguably the ancient world's most important central hub, our journey took us East, into the Valles Calde...
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Economy and Scale – Chaco Canyon National Historic Park

Thoroughly impressed by what the ancient Pueblo Indians created, we headed towards the more well-known ancestral cultura...
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Rebuilding the Past – Aztec Ruins National Monument

After the immersive and engaging Mersa Verde, it was time for us to revisit New Mexico, as we still had Santa Fe and Tao...
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UNESCO Before it was Cool – Mesa Verde National Park

Thoroughly stunned by the ship, our next stop took us further Northeast into Colorado and the town of Cortez.  The town ...
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Monadnock of Fame – Shiprock

With one of the regions oldest Navajo dwellings fresh in our minds, we headed Northeast towards the Four Corners.  I had...
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A NPS Monument in a Nation in a Country – Canyon de Chelly National Monument

A long-time home for the Navajo, Canyon de Chelly still houses several Navajo people.  Oddly enough, Chelly means "canyo...
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The Balance of Sacred Tourism – Monument Valley

After possibly one of my favorite nights camping under the stars, we continued South towards Monument Valley.  The road ...
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Olympus of the Ground – Valley of the Gods

We left our camping site outside of Natural Bridges and headed South on Route 261 back towards Arizona.  It's a pleasant...
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When A River Does Most of the Work – Natural Bridges National Monument

We had seen arches and we had seen canyons, but we had yet to see a bridge proper.  The difference between a bridge and ...
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2 Wheels to Scratch the Surface – Canyonlands National Park

Having seen the space in the rocks, we figured that we'd go see the space around the rocks and check out Canyonlands.  A...
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Appreciating Nothingness – Arches National Park

After walking through the little goblin village, it was time for us to move onto another area of high fame, Arches and M...
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Post-Apocalyptic Dreamland – Goblin Valley State Park

After one of the more memorable falls we had seen in a while, we decided to venture on towards Arches and Moab instead o...
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The Doubt-Filled Hike – Lower Calf Creek Falls

After making sure that our last road hadn't knocked out any fillings, we drove out to a very popular campground by Calf ...
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Appropriate from the Distance – Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

With some glorious canyons fresh in our minds, we headed further down road 12 to the area's main draw, Hole-in-the-Rock ...
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Exploring the Staircase – BLM Road 500

With our closeness to hoodoos achieved, it was time to follow 12 even further East, towards the Grand Staircase National...
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Twice as Nice – Bryce

So with the Western stop of Highway 12 behind us, we continued on down highway 12 for more adventures and nature. R...
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How Not to Do It – Zion

Completely blow away by Antelope Canyon, we changed course, heading into Utah and towards the famed route 12.  We were n...
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