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With no Coronavirus but a bad case of cabin fever my friend and I decided to ride the 4 corner states of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. We brought our lunch and stayed 6 feet away from each other and everyone else. Here's a GPS map of our route: Canyon de Chelly

From Durango we headed southwest into New Mexico. Our first stop was Shiprock.

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Shiprock is an ancient volcano that hasn't erupted for 27 million years. The volcano has eroded away except for the magma core. An ancient volcano like this is called an extinct volcano.

What looks like a wall on the left side of this picture is a volcanic dyke. It is magma that has filled a crack deep in the earth that has since been exposed due to erosion.

From Shiprock we headed west into Arizona. We climbed the Chuska Mountains and pulled over at Buffalo pass where I took this picture.

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In the above picture you can see 3 extinct volcanoes. The largest one is Shiprock where we left an hour ago.

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Descending out of the Chuska mountains our next stop was Canyon de Chelly. (Pronounced canyon deh SHAY)

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There are many archaeological sites, such as the ruins in the above picture.

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The above picture is of Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly.
 

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Here's one more picture of Canyon de Chelly. I am limited to 9 pictures even though the site says 10.
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We rode back the way we came.
We rode a total of 360 miles.
 

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Candy, most of that is on Navajo reservation. If not not mistaken, right around Canyon De Chelly, you can be on Navajo, Hopi, or Zuni land.
 

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Canyon de Chelly is a US National Monument in the Navajo Nation. The Hopi nation is within the Navajo Nation and Zuni is also nearby. So as Southernman was saying it's confusing who's laws and who's land you're on. Don't try carrying a gun here. You may be in Arizona but you may not be under Arizona laws.
Much of the rim of the canyon is the National Monument. At the bottom you need an indian escort because it's not part of the National Monument and it's considered trespassing otherwise.
 

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Wow, sure do like your trips Dave.
 

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Yep thanks again Dave for the pictures and the write up awesome.
 

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No pictures and not as exotic of a ride, but for the same reasons, my son and I went out yesterday. Upstate NY is still a bit cold. Took my a few hours to bring my core temp back to normal. All in all, a great ride!!
 
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