In a spur of the moment decision we decided to head up towards Shiprock in the hopes of being there towards the end of the day. Well we did get there in time but because of the massive wind storm running through the area....the Shiprock rock had totally disappeared. In fact most of the road getting there had also disappeared...not fun. Plan B was to then drive up towards Cortez then over to Durango. The wind lessened the further north we drove but there still were some interesting views along the way. This stone and sand monument was very close to the turn off to Four Corners and because of the wind and sand blowing through the area together with the sun setting it really gave an eerie look the the landscape.