Thunder Mountain wrote: NCWriter wrote:
Off topic re route but...you may already know this--Blanding has a wonderful museum at the Edge of the Cedars State Park. If you have any Interest in Ancestral Puebloan artifacts (Anasazi) don't miss it. Their collection is mind boggling and there are pueblo ruins right outside behind the museum.
We stayed at the same RV park and it was fine for an overnight. Right on the main highway. No privacy between sites but plenty of space. They have a nice laundry room as well as a trading post store with a lot of merchandise.
Another off topic post... We've stayed at Blue Mountain for a week once or twice a year for the last ten years. Huge spaces. The owners Duke and Rose are very interesting people.
If you are in a big rig (fiver or bus) ask for a spot down low to the west. Has amazing views and sunsets. On a clear day you can see Monument Valley.
Their nephew, Gary, does the day to day work around the campground. He knows the area like the back of his hand. Can give you hiking instructions to some amazing Anasazi ruins in remote canyons. Can also give you good driving routes in the area. Last time we were there he sent us to a place on BLM land where we gathered some nice pieces of petrified wood. You need a Jeep or other such vehicle to get in there. He also does lapidary. Bought a very nice set of bookends and a beautiful piece of polished dinosaur poop!
Dito on the Edge of Cedars Museum...
Duke and Rose's sons own Twin Rock Trading Post and cafe in Bluff. Trading post has the real stuff including the most beautiful Navajo baskets, etc. Cafe has the best fry bread in the Four Corners. We always get a bowl of chicken dumpling soup and fry bread. Navajo taco is a real treat as well.
FYI about Blanding. Make sure you have everything you need before going there. Grocery prices are over the top. Selection sucks. There is a Family Dollar as well. No resturants worth going to. Make sure to stock up on your favorite libation. Blanding is a very "dry" conservative Morman town.