In four different states
We spent the night in Bluff. This little community was founded by Mormon pioneers who made the journey from western Utah in 1879. The aim was to establish a relationship with the natives and to populate the South-Eastern corner of the state. It took them 6 months, two of them was in one spot making a hole in the cliff to descend in the valley where Bluff, the community they created, is located.
Driving further East we stopped for a picture at the Four Corners Monument. We payed $5 each to see a copper plate located 2000 feet East from where it should be! But it’s a famous place to see!
We ended the day in Mesa Verde National Park, driving up in a snowy mountain, we witnessed native habitations on the rim and in the cliffs of a canyon. Some date as old as 600 AD. The park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.