The view from the park entrance road is magnificent. Miles and miles of the valley, snowcapped mountains in the distance. The serpentine road goes up and up, before finally reaching the top of the mesa (or rather a cuesta, since the top is not perfectly flat). I have hard time deciding if I love the Four Corners or the Pacific Northwest nature more.
On our previous visits we’ve been able to take a short walk through the Spruce Tree House but this time it was closed due to rock slide danger and the tours to the other dwellings had not started yet, so we were only able to see the sites from a distance. Still it was nice to be able to show something unique to my family, something they’ve never seen before, something that can’t be found in Europe. Previously I was almost sure that the first time I heard about the cliff dwellings was from a Don Rosa comic. When my brother mentioned the same comic, now I’m 100% sure. Donald Duck comics are huge in Finland.
Even after four visits, I want to go back, to explore more.