Great Sand Dunes National Park

Most people do not realize precisely all there is to see in the area around Trinidad, Colorado. One prime example stays the Great Sand Dunes National Park, located just over La Veta Pass off Hwy 160 and just east of Alamosa. At the base of Mt. Blanca, a vision in itself, a small road allowsContinue reading “Great Sand Dunes National Park”

The City that Can – Trinidad, Colorado

Rich, woven tales of history like an elegant tapestry, Trinidad, Colorado possesses legends, myths, fascinating characters, a mirage of history, and its very own ghosts. Where else can one witness the merging of cultures in an Old West community vibrating with artistic clarity? Numerous tales of Trinidad’s glory days thrive, some true, some not soContinue reading “The City that Can – Trinidad, Colorado”

Echoes of the Past – Morley, Colorado

Climbing over the ruggedly steep terrain, ever higher and higher into the Colorado border, the sound of clanking iron and mule teams once echoed across the pass. Steam locomotives hauled the black rocks loaded aboard its cars by immigrants from Italy and other European countries. The coal company provided groceries and entertainment through company scriptContinue reading “Echoes of the Past – Morley, Colorado”

Raton Pass – Gateway to the Rockies

The gateway to the beautiful state of Colorado, the Raton Pass greets travelers on Interstate 25 as they move north from New Mexico. After traveling the mostly flat plains and high deserts of the southern state, the pine trees emerge as one climbs higher and higher. At its summit the snow-capped Sangre de Cristos peakContinue reading “Raton Pass – Gateway to the Rockies”

Highway 12 – The Highway of Legends – Trinidad, Colorado

A hidden gem in the southern most portion of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the Sangre de Cristo range cuts through the southeastern landscape near Trinidad. Few visitors to the region know of the marvels that exist along this day trip, but it is a secret locals cherish. Moving west over the Trinidad Lake Dam andContinue reading “Highway 12 – The Highway of Legends – Trinidad, Colorado”