MC Southwest Roadtrip DAYS 14 & 15 - Mesa Verde and Arches National Park

Mesa Verde and the ancient Puebloean ruins known as Spruce Tree House are some of the best preserved examples of their unique architectural style. The short but steep hike down to the site is  so worth it once you get to walk about and poke your head around.  

 Behold, the Spruce Tree House. 

Behold, the Spruce Tree House. 

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 The Sun Temple

The Sun Temple

 Creepy tree branches up top.  

Creepy tree branches up top.  

 Sun Point View.  

Sun Point View.  

 On the way to Moab, UT.  

On the way to Moab, UT.  

 The non smoking outdoor area of The Rustic Inn, Moab.  

The non smoking outdoor area of The Rustic Inn, Moab.  

 Enjoying some  Copper Kettle . 

Enjoying some Copper Kettle

 The Wall Street of Arches National Park

The Wall Street of Arches National Park

 Some shameless product placement. 

Some shameless product placement. 

 Nature is so bad-ass. 

Nature is so bad-ass. 

I tried my hardest to avoid it but the center stretch of Utah left little options besides the I-70. The mission was to get to the town of Panguitch before sunset. I'm happy to say we made it without breaking (m)any laws.  

 The Purple Sage Motel in Panguitch.  

The Purple Sage Motel in Panguitch.  

 Since we got into town late the emergency rations were in effect.  

Since we got into town late the emergency rations were in effect.