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McElmo Canyon - Cortez CO to Bluff Utah + ADD NEW ROUTE


53   in Colorado Colorado39 Miles

By wadenelson
on June 6, 2014

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 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

In Cortez Colorado turn west towards the airport on Road G and just keep going until you hit Aneth Utah. From there continue on to Bluff Utah.

Scenery

A beautiful canyon with a river, wineries, shade trees, and every twisty known to man, rights, lefts, tights, sweepers, decreasing radii, hoop-de-do's, uphill corners, downhill corners

Road Quality

Two years ago it was a five. The portions in Utah don't get as much maintenance and it just depends on how long since they last paved.

Roadside Amenities

There is a winery in McElmo Canyon itself, and convenience stores in Aneth Utah and Bluff Utah. Great restaurants in Bluff and a Dairy Bar that's sometimes open. The Recapture Lodge is a funky place to stay in Bluff.

Additional Info

Forget Mesa Verde with its rangers, parking, tourist busses, and ARAMARK. Bluff has just as many cliff dwellings and you are free to climb on them, hike in, etc without the "look don't touch" of Mesa Verde.

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