Friday, July 7, 2017

Cortez, Colorado & Four Corners Monument (May 2017)

On May 5, 2017, we left Monticello, Utah we traveled on to Cortez, Colorado to go to Mesa Verde National Park.  We made the mistake of going down Hwy 191 through Blanding and cut over to Hwy 262 (because the GPS said so), which proved to be a VERY BIG MISTAKE. The road was very narrow road but even worse bumpy for miles and miles until we got to Montezuma Creek, when the road finally leveled out!  I would never advise doing this route if you have an RV.  It was very bumpy and the roads were insanely crazy which made hauling an RV -- even the little 22 foot very jerky!

Once we got on Hwy 162, it became Hwy 41 in Colorado.  Interestingly, there was a Native American Walk to the Four Corners to fight Diabetes that just started as we approached their starting point.  We had to wait quite some time before we could proceed to our destination of Four Corners.

Four Corners was quite interesting because I wasn't aware it was on Navajo land.  We had to pay a $5 entrance fee, but it was fun to say that we stood on four states or four places at once.  There are a lot of good locations at Four Corners to park with any type of Class A or TT or 5th Wheel.

Standing on 4 places at one!
Four Corners
Four Corners - Navajo Land
The only place in the US with 4 states that intersect.
At Four Corners, in each side of each state, are kiosks with Native American vendors selling their wares.  We purchased a beautiful dream catcher and decided to hang it in our RV over the bed.  We got the black fur, green turtle (long life) and feathers with turquoise beads.

Love my dream catcher!
Finally, we left Four Corners and checked in at Sundance RV Park in Cortez.  I thoroughly enjoyed this RV Park.  We were assigned to unit #16.  It was very spacious with a lovely shade trees and grass.  We were originally assigned at pull through at unit #31, but there was no grass for the girls so we asked to change.  This was wonderful because there was a nice large area for the girls to play in their caged area.  The park also has a large amount of grass for playing and a dog exercise area.

Site #16, Sundance RV Park, Cortez, Colorado
We were also located right across from the bathrooms and laundry area.  I have NEVER in my life seen anything quite as clean as this bath/laundry house.  It smelled fresh and was spotless.  I was astounded!  The restroom had about 6 stalls and 2 sinks; the 3 showers had a dressing area and fabulous shower heads.  We'll be there again in a couple weeks and I'll take more photos and add this to the next blog post on this site.  They are very pet friendly and loved the girls.  They have free Wi-Fi and large sites.  Most of all everyone was very friendly and people loved to visit with each other.

The park also has a kitchen, large shady grassy area and patio area.  The park is also located right on the main drag, so it's easy to walk around town as well.

Prices & Discounts

Rates are $40 per night; $240 per week (get 1 night free) and a monthly rate of $600.  They do also offer 10% off for AAA, AARP, Military and Good Sam members.

Amenities included:

  • Low Daily, Weekly & Monthly Rates
  • Extra Long & Wide Sites
  • Full Hook-Ups (50/30/20 Amps)
  • Shaded & Grassy Sites
  • Clean Restrooms & Showers
  • On-Site Laundry
  • Phone Hook-Ups
  • Picnic Tables
  • RV Parts & Accessories
  • Free Cable TV (over 70 channels)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Several Discounts Available
  • Listed in Trailer Life Travel Directories
  • RV Service Available
  • Pet Walk Area
  • Vehicle Wash (fee)
  • Close to Supermarket, Public Fitness Center, Swimming Pools, Library, Visitors Center
I'd give this place a 6 out of 10.  There weren't a lot of extra-curricular amenities other than the necessities but I felt very relaxed and comfortable at this location.  I could have sat outside all year at this location.  And, they are open every day of the year.

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