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Location: Colorado

Day 1 - 15 Jun 2019

Great Sand Dunes

Colorado, Great Sand Dunes
Colorado, Great Sand Dunes
Colorado, Great Sand Dunes

Content: Started our trip, with a 3hr drive from Colorado to Great Sand Dunes which was our first stop before heading for a hike.

Sand Dune Slide

Colorado, Sand Dune Slide
Colorado, Sand Dune Slide
Colorado, Sand Dune Slide

Content: As soon as we reached, it was time for our first activity, we enjoyed sliding down the dunes as if it was snow, where we engraved our names and had some photos. Later we hiked up and down through the dunes.

Great Sand Dunes Lodge

Colorado, Great Sand Dunes Lodge

Content: Checked-in to a hotel, good rooms with view of sand dunes and sunset. Rooms were clean and nice and the staff was very friendly.

Great Sand Dunes Lodge

Colorado, Great Sand Dunes Lodge

Content: They didn't had food facility available at the property, so we had packed food, which we carried with us. They should provide food as there is nothing available nearby.

Location: Colorado

Day 2 - 16 Jun 2019

Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park
Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park
Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park
Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park

Content: Started our next morning with a delicious breakfast, later we took a 4hr Drive to Mesa Verde National Park, which is known for its archeological heritage. Passing through Rio Grande and the San Juan National Forests.

Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park
Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park
Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park

Content: As soon as we reached Mesa Verde National Park entrance, we had our tank full before proceeding further, as It is a Day long Car journey. The archaeological sites structure are in amazing condition.

ancient Pueblo homes

Colorado, ancient Pueblo homes
Colorado, ancient Pueblo homes
Colorado, ancient Pueblo homes

Content: Later we took a long drive and reached to see ancient Pueblo people homes, where there ancestors used to stay.

Cliff Dwellings

Colorado, Cliff Dwellings
Colorado, Cliff Dwellings
Colorado, Cliff Dwellings

Content: Before reaching the park we took a stop at Cliff Dwellings for amazing view and took a guided tour.

Cliff Palace

Colorado, Cliff Palace
Colorado, Cliff Palace
Colorado, Cliff Palace

Content: Heading further we stopped at visitor center to collect tickets, and went for a tour guided by Ranger guide. without tour also the view is amazing, but its cheap one can afford it.

Far View Lodge

Colorado, Far View Lodge
Colorado, Far View Lodge

Content: Took a 20min drive and checked-in to a hotel within the national park, good place to stay not much spacious but they have all you need. Staff is very helpful.

Far View Lodge

Colorado, Far View Lodge
Colorado, Far View Lodge

Content: We had dinner at the restaurant located above on second floor, the food was every good, do prior booking before visiting during peak hours.

Location: Colorado

Day 3 - 17 Jun 2019

Telluride

Colorado, Telluride
Colorado, Telluride
Colorado, Telluride

Content: After a delicious breakfast, we left hotel and headed towards Telluride which was 2hr drive. Had a Gondola ride between the mountains it was amazing .

Tomboy Tavern

Colorado,  Tomboy Tavern

Content: Later on we took a second stop which was just 20min later. The place where we had lunch on mountain cliff.

Bridal Veil Falls

Colorado, Bridal Veil Falls
Colorado, Bridal Veil Falls
Colorado, Bridal Veil Falls

Content: While having lunch, planned to have some thrill on this journey so we hiked to Bridal Veil Falls, the Telluride town view was breath taking.

Campsite

Colorado, Campsite

Content: In evening we reached down to a camp ground were we spent our night between the mountains viewing the moon from View hole of our tent.

Campsite

Colorado, Campsite

Content: Had dinner, along with many other campers and had rest for our next day.

Location: Colorado

Day 4 - 18 Jun 2019

Black Canyon

Colorado, Black Canyon
Colorado, Black Canyon
Colorado, Black Canyon
Colorado, Black Canyon

Content: As windstorm started early in the morning, we Packed our camp and left to Black Canyons of the Gunnison National Park. known for its step walls.

Gunnison River

Colorado, Gunnison River
Colorado, Gunnison River

Content: Decending down through canyon we reached Gunnison River. For watching huge Canyon walls.

Campsite

Colorado, Campsite
Colorado, Campsite
Colorado, Campsite

Content: Drive down from canyon, we assembled our camp, here we were going to spend our night, be aware of animal sign boards before camping.

Campsite

Colorado, Campsite

Content: After camping we had our dinner which was ready to cook chicken noodles, which was average.

Location: Colorado

Day 5 - 19 Jun 2019

Black Canyon

Colorado, Black Canyon

Content: Skipping breakfast, we headed towards back to Black Canyon through South Rim drive in the park. The place felt like no mans land there were very few car along the way, we clicked lot of photos here, Just take a step back.

Main Freeze

Colorado, Main Freeze

Content: While on the way we took a stop at a small town and had our lunch. The food was delicious and desert were simply wow.

Campsite

Colorado, Campsite

Content: While driving along the river we reached Gunnison National Forest, which was our campsite for tonight, assembled our camps and got to know from locals that Bear were spotted before the day we arrived.

Campsite

Colorado, Campsite

Content: We cooked fish which we bought from local market in town, later we had Food away from our camp as we were frightened of Bear and didn't wanted to Invite them with a smell of fish.

Location: Colorado

Day 6 - 20 Jun 2019

Colorado City

Colorado, Colorado City

Content: After a breakfast in near by restaurant, we took a 7hr drive and reached back to our starting point Colorado after an amazing road trip. we would love to visit here again with more days.