National Park System

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

June 8 – 10, 2016: Upon arriving, in the early evening, at the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, we stopped at a viewpoint for our first glimpse of the 2,000 feet deep canyon that this national park protects.

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Small Town Salida (Colorado)

June 7 – 8, 2016: After hiking the dunes in Great Sand Dunes National Park, we headed to Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs, Colorado before retiring to our campsite on the Arkansas River in Salida.

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Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos

May 31  – June 6, 2016: After departing Chaco Culture National Historic Park, we headed towards Albuquerque. We spent a few days in the Albuquerque / Santa Fe / Taos area and enjoyed a sampling of the culture and activities as well as a fantastic visit with family (whom took the time to show us around).

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C is for Canyon de Chelly and Chaco Culture

May 29 – 31, 2016: After Petrified Forest National Park we headed north in Arizona to Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The canyons within the monument have been home to people for nearly 5,000 years and, even today, some Navajo people call this home; many families still live, farm, and raise livestock within the canyons.

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