sierra

sierra

philly, PA, USA

photographer, artist and explorer

September 25, 2019
Rated 5.0

It's definitely open now! This was one of my favorite stops. The owner was so nice and I loved chatting with him about all the things around. He gave us free postcards and they also had ice cream for the guests :) A great place.

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September 25, 2019
Rated 5.0

Really beautiful place. Tucumcari has a lot of cool neon signs so I'd say the town itself is a great place to stop. Blue Swallow turns their sign off at 10pm, just an fyi.

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September 25, 2019
Rated 5.0

My favorite park so far in the US.
So beautiful. The incredible pictures do not serve it justice. All of the rangers are super nice as well. It's just heaven on Earth. You have to go.

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September 25, 2019
Rated 4.0

Great stop to get out, stretch your legs, and have a little walk. We also went to the museum in town. Really cool :)

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September 25, 2019
Rated 4.0

The title says it all!
A quirky little stop if you like those sorts of things. You can add twine to it if you get there before the gift shop closes (we didn't, unfortunately). Very small town, we walked around the area and took some photos, spent the night camping down the road at the lake.
Hope you don't mind bugs, there was A LOT when we went in the spring.

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April 04, 2018
Rated 5.0

It wasn't busy when I stopped (luckily) and gas seemed a bit overpriced. I didn't get anything to eat but the soda collection is insane! Definitely a must see.

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April 04, 2018
Rated 4.0

If you're on a budget I wouldn't recommend the $10/person fee to get into the park, as the drive to get to it is very scenic itself. If you do go in, the road was extremely washboard so make sure you drive slow, I'm honestly surprised at the types of cars that people were driving down as I was nervous in my (surprisingly not 4WD) Jeep Cherokee. Nonetheless, the money does go to the Navajo people who live there (I believe) so I guess that makes it worth it. At the end you could take a picture with a horse so that's cool if you're with kids. But there was trash everywhere.

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April 03, 2018
Rated 5.0

This place is incredible and I wish I could have had more time to do some hiking, but even just the drive, the views are stunning. I can't wait to come back here and get a better in depth look at the place. Make sure you drive all the way to the end of the park!

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April 03, 2018
Rated 5.0

If you want to hike, allow time to spend a full day here. Be sure to drive all the way to the end of the road. Beauty galore.
Also, Get there early. I'm talking 8-9 am to beat the traffic going in. When I left there were lines getting in extending all the way back to the highway! Or, go for sunset.

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April 03, 2018
Rated 5.0

I found this place through HotelTonight when I was feeling a bit ill and wanted to crash and take the night off from traveling/exploring (oh, it's a tough life). I'm really glad I found it. Boulder is an adorable city, and the drive to this motel is a scenic one, although, I guess all of Colorado is!
Staff was so nice and friendly, there was a live band playing there when I stayed and they serve beer on tap in the lobby. Check out clerk recommended me some places to hike in the flatirons and a breakfast cafe in Boulder of which I can't seem remember the name of. Room was rustic and cozy, not the most modern however, but what do you expect from a motel nestled in the mountains? Overall a great value for the price. Would be good for long term stays because of all the activities they have going on.
Being a car camper, I still would definitely make an effort to stay here next time I'm in Boulder.

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