Drive to Moab – Arches National Park

Wilson's Arch

The drive from Mesa Verde was pretty short only about 2h, I’ve done pretty well this whole trip I think the longest I’ve had to drive in a day is only about 4h. The landscape was now alot more like I was expecting from a desert and the West haha, red sand with with these …

Mesa Verde Day 2

Today was an early start as my first tour, the long house, was at 9:00am and it was about a 1.5h drive across the park to get there. Long house was a bit bigger than Balcony house and once had some 150 rooms, it is probably in the worst shape of all the dwellings I …

Colorado – Mesa Verde Day 1

My first stop on my way to Colorado was actually an unplanned stop in a small town called Chama, NM. Don’t worry it wasn’t for any car troubles, but for a friend, Tegan, She is obsessed with trains (might have something to do with her job at Queensland rail, but I worked for an AC …

Taos to Heron Lake

The drive from Taos to Heron Lake was full of surprises. First was the Rio Grande gorge Bridge an arch bridge that spans across the Rio Grande Gorge, I stopped here for a little bit and went for a wander, it was pretty sweet standing on the bridge and looking down into the gorge. Next …

Taos Ski Valley

My next stop was a city called Taos, this stop had been suggested to me by a friend so thought I would check it out. Taos town is nice town with cool architecture, based off native american Pueblo style. I had a few errands to run; do some food shopping, washing and pick up a …

Las Cruces – White Sands

I ended up staying two nights as the weather was really bad the first day and I wanted to see the white sands when the weather was good. The campsite was also really nice, situated at the foot of the hills of the Organ Mountain National Recreation Area overlooking the planes bellow which were actually …

Big Bend – Day 4 Goodbye Big Bend

This morning I woke early to get a head start on the day, there were a few things I still wanted to see on the way out. The ranger had told me I couldn’t leave without taking a drive along the Ross Maxwell Scenic drive to the Santa Elena Canyon, so that was where I …