Trip report Arches/Canyonlands/Mesa verde.
We are a couple in mid thirties. NO children. We had a great vacation in Moab/Mesa verde region.
Thanks to all of you for all the advise and suggestions. couldnt have done it without the help of you guys.
From May 10th to May 15th we stayed at Inca inn Moab.
May 10th: Flight from Newark, NJ to GJT. Arrived around noon. we took the 128. Very scenic drive. Multiple stops for pictures.
Dinner at Moab brewery - It was good.
Didnt do anything today as we were very tired.
Weather was cloudy.
May 11th: It was rainy in the morning till around 10 am. Had breakfast by the time it stopped raining. Started for the Devil's garden. Took the pictures of all the arches on the way but as soon as reached the top of the cliff after the climbing the steep ledge it started raining again and harder so had to turn back. But it was fine. I dont want to be at the top when it is raining badly as the rocks were slippery after the rain.
Evening: Windows section, Balanced rock, Park Avenue, Courthouse
Dinner: Moab Diner - It was good
We covered all the lookout points in Arches in the morning
There is trail near the entrance of the park called courthouse wash. Not sure if was a trail or not as I saw parked cars. We walked till we reached the bottom of the mountain but i cudnt see anyone or any trail so we didnt
Sunset: Delicate Arch
Dinner: Dennys - Food was ok
Canyonlands and Deadhorse point
Sunset hummer safari
Dinner: Singha's Thai - We liked the food
Scenic flight over canyonlands
Fiery furnace in the noon. Picked up lunch from sweet carvings.
Again went to windows for sunset
Dinner: Pasta Jay's - The food was gr8
We left for mesa verde picked up the tickets at the Colorado welcome center in Cortez
Visited the spruce tree house and the museum
Lunch at far view cafe
dinner at metate
Cliff palace, Balcony house, Yucca house national monument
lunch and breakfast at Cafe
dinner in cortez at Tequila
Far view ruins and mesa top ruins.
Started for GJT via telluride. The ride was amazing. Reached GJT at 7 pm. Had dinner and packed.
We had lunch in Telluride.