Home Page




  Portugal and Spain
  Rocky Mountain West
  Hawaii Big Island
  California Wine & Coast
  Manzanillo, Mexico
  Caribbean Islands
  England and France
  Ixtapa, Mexico
  RV North Prairies
  Ixtapa / Puerto Vallarta
  Cabo San Lucas
  RV Great Basin
  Puerto Vallarta
  RV Southwest
  RV Washington
  RV Northwest
  RV Yellowstone
  Fiji via Hawaii

The Grand RV






  New Year's
  Christmas Ski Bachelor
  Gramma Visit
  Christmas Ski Whistler


Home & Garden





Tabletop Design


wild blue goose
Nature Photography


Granny's Website

Stories & Photos





Mary Jane and Granny and Susie
       RV Travel to Southwest Canyon Country


May 2004


Page Five - Arizona and Colorado Navajolands


Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Left and Right Mitten, Monument Valley




Totem Pole

A Navajo pony races by

  and Yei Bi Chei



Enormous rock dome with hole

Ancestral Puebloan Petroglyph


Goulding's at Monument Valley

the site of many John Wayne westerns, including "Stagecoach"



Goulding's, established in 1924 and set against a huge red cliff, overlooks Monument Valley




Canyon de Chelly National Monument


Canyon de Chelly Face Rock to Spider Rock Panorama
Face Rock is in the far left looking at Spider Rock on the right

Face Rock Spider Rock, 800 feet tall

Living atop Spider Rock is Spider Woman,

the deity who taught the Navajo women how to weave.


After Face Rock informs Spider Woman of naughty children,

    she carries the children to the top of Spider Rock.


Cliff dwelling and

Rock swirl patterns




White House



Marks on the wall show that at one time rooms at the lower level were built up to within four feet of the upper ruin

Mesa Verde National Park

Spruce Tree House

This 3rd largest cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde was built between A.D. 1200 and 1276 by the Anasazi, now called the Ancient Puebloans



Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America


Cliff Palace is accessible only by guided tour and involves climbing down and back up steep stone steps and ladders


Note the man looking inside the tower bottom opening ...

... at right is the inside view looking up at art on the walls




Cliff Palace detail The only way back to the top
      Overview and highlights of the RV trip to Canyon Country
Oregon & California
    Klamath Marsh & Klamath Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Complex
     Mono Lake, California
     High Sierras, California
     Death Valley National Park, California
     Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
     Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Utah and Arizona Canyonlands
     Zion National Park, Utah
     Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah
     Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, Arizona
More Utah Canyonlands
     Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
     Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
     Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
     Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Arizona and Colorado Navajolands
     Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah and Arizona
     Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
     Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Utah and Wyoming and Idaho
     Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Utah and Wyoming
      Bear Lake and Gray's Lake, Idaho
     Sawtooth Mountains and Salmon River, Idaho


Home Wild Blue Goose Granny's Website      
Family Thanksgiving 2003 Christmas 2003 New Year's 2004 Thanksgiving 2004 Christmas 2004
Travel Guadeloupe 2003 Fiji via Hawaii 2003 Puerto Vallarta 2004 Cabo San Lucas 2005 Ixtapa 2006
  Mexican Holidays 2006 Caribbean Islands 2007 England / France 2007 Hawaii Big Island 2008 Portugal / Spain 2009
Grand RV RV Northwest 2003 RV Yellowstone 2003 RV Southwest 2004 RV Washington 2004 RV Great Basin 2005
  RV North Prairies 2006        


 All Photographs Copyrighted             2003-2009  Mary Jane Gibson             All Rights Reserved 

Copying or downloading any content or photographs from this website without written permission is prohibited under copyright law.