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Monday, May 2, 2016

On to The Four Corners

Hi all,
 One thing I know packing up in the snow is no fun. Wendy said I never even did that deer hunting in WI in November.
 We thought about delaying our departure from Torrey but the forecast the next three days was the same or worse so on we went. Good decision only about 20 miles down the road we escaped the snow.

 We had thought we might head over to Moab but a car show had the campgrounds all booked up and their weather forecast was not good. On to plan B, we headed to Bluff, Utah thinking we could hit the famous for corners and do Monument Valley if Tim and Renee wanted to.
 We took Hwy 95 south which is part of the Bicentennial Scenic Byway. It had great views with the Henry Mountains down to the Glen Canyon Recreation Area. It passes over the Dirty Devil River and the Colorado River.

Colorado River

Jacob's Chair Butte

 We were a bit concerned if we would run into steep grades but it never got to bad. And just seeing the cool scenery we were glad we took it.
 So we pulled into Bluff and on the sign it says founded 650 AD, wow. We set up in a small mom and pop campground called Coral Sands, not much here but at least full hook ups and we only planned to stay a couple days.
 We let Tim and Renee decide where to go for a ride, the Four Corners or Monument Valley were both about 50 miles, they chose the Four Corners.
 The drive was okay but we sure got spoiled looking at all that pretty red rock. The Four Corners Monument is the quadripoint of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. It is the only place four states meet. It is on Indian land and fee is charged to visit. It also is meeting line of the Ute and Navajo Indians.

 Surrounding the monument they have areas set up for the Indians to sell their crafts.
 Back in Bluff we took in the visitor center and museum. This was the most impressive visitor center we have ever visited. Volunteers take you on a well set up tour and a short movie. They had a good display set up outside but a good rain prevented us from exploring it.

 And lucky for us the museum was holding a performance of six young Navajo girls singing native songs this evening. These girls really put on a nice show and their proud grandpa was the speaker giving us the background behind their songs.

  Our next stop is Farmington, New Mexico to do exciting things like get mail, do laundry, and grocery shop- you thought all we do is have fun.)
 Thanks for following along.

Twin Rock Café in Bluff


  1. My goodness...this is May and you're still getting snow? Wow. We love Bluff, Utah. There's something special about the location amidst the rocks. Is the visitor center new? We haven't been there for six years and don't remember a visitor center.

    1. It was completed in 2013.


  2. P.S. Is the waterfall Lower Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante?

    1. It's runoff from all the rain and melting snow in Capitol Reef National Park.

  3. Interest post. You need to get away from the snow.

  4. One place I have never been is the Four Corners. Have been in all 4 states however!