After visiting Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks
we landed in Cortez, Colorado with an injured car.
An elk jumping off the hood of our car was the only negative of the adventure. We were fine, but the elk wasn't; which was very sad.
This cottage in the country was the perfect place to rest and relax.
It was our favorite accommodations of the trip.
The Grizzly Roadhouse, which I found on Trip Advisor.
Above was a tiny chapel and memory garden just outside our door.
A walk up the drive brought us to the teepee and fire pit.
Further along to path I came to a fence that really wouldn't keep
anything in or out, but the perfect frame for the scenery beyond.
How we loved staying here.
While staying in the cottage
the goal was to visit Mesa Verde National Park.
For the rest of the pictures, here is Mesa Verde and more rocks.
What we found fascinating was that the American Indians lived
below and built their homes in caves, but climbed above to farm.
The remains of a forest fire along the road.
Some homes and buildings were later built above.
Tomorrow we head for Santa Fe, New Mexico
and leave many of the rocks behind.
Hope you have enjoyed the views of National Parks.
Our National Parks are so worth saving and treasuring.