Kelly Place is both an outdoor educational center and unique bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Four Corners region.
Just 10 miles west of Cortez, Colorado, nestled among the red-rock canyons and majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain. There are over 25 documented prehistoric Indian sites on the 38-acre estate. Guests may enjoy hiking into the sculpted red-rock canyons and mesas located just out our back door.
Springtime Springtime 2020 stay at home walk about.
Enjoying a breath of fresh air as we "stay at home"!
I took these today on a lazy hike into our back country, this isabout the natural aged beauty surrounding us. Some of the woodshots wereonceliving andnow dead wood that still portray certainelements ofbeautyto some eyes, like mine, I am forever fascinated
by wood, it's grains and fibers showing how it lived once and wasstrong. Now home to various bugs and seeds.
You will see cliff faces and mountains as well as wonderfulstill livingancient juniper and pinion bushes.
I added a few yard shots show our spring 'grass circles' inour yard,hmm,mole tunnels or alien landing sites or maybe deer droppings?:
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is approximately 174,000 acres, so there are many places which the public may visit, which are not well publicized. Sand Canyon Trail, beginning just 2 miles west of Kelly Place, is highly visited and on some days the small undeveloped parking area cannot hold the number of vehicles of people who wish to go hiking, biking and horseback riding. Here are just a couple places along Road G in McElmo Canyon where you can go to find remnants of the Ancestral Puebloans without those parking problems.
Cannonball Mesa: Travel west on Road G along the rocky cliffs and old ranch holdings. About 9.9 miles west of the Kelly Place road sign, you will see a gated turn-off on the right. You may pass through the gate and continue on after closing the gate. Continue on this dirt road (high clearance vehicle recommended), for another 2 miles and you will come to the Cannonball Mesa pueblo complex. You can see more details and pictures on this website: http:…