Durango & The Million Dollar Highway

The lull of the locomotive whistle echoes through the canyon entering town once more after its journey along the High Line and beside the Animas River, raging and still roaring despite the chill of the early autumn air. Golden aspens embrace the hillsides as the scarlet leaves start appearing. Clickity Clack – Clickity Clack withContinue reading “Durango & The Million Dollar Highway”

Ruby Mountain – Reflecting the Sun

Along the banks of the Arkansas River as it winds through the Southern Colorado Rockies, one landmark stands tall, a testament to the mining days of the past. Ruby Mountain now acts as a host to campers, hikers, fishermen, and more. A member of the Arkansas Headquarters Recreation Area’s designated campgrounds, Ruby Mountain rests nestledContinue reading “Ruby Mountain – Reflecting the Sun”

America’s Mountain – Pikes Peak, Colorado

Just west of Colorado Springs and towering near Manitou is one of the tallest peaks along the Rocky Mountains. Legends live based on this mountain. Did you ever hear the tale of Sweet Betsy from Pike who crossed the prairies with her husband Ike? Have the stories of the silver and riches flowing in theContinue reading “America’s Mountain – Pikes Peak, Colorado”

The Town Beneath the Lake

A local haven of boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and more, Trinidad Lake welcomes visitors to the Scenic Highway of Legends with the captivating Sangre de Cristo peaks awaiting. They stand imperiously tall over the reasonable distance of miles and shoreline creating weary Trinidad residents and revel seekers from around the globe’ enjoyable oasis in theContinue reading “The Town Beneath the Lake”

Sangre De Cristo Loop

As one heads up Highway 69 from Walsenburg and north, they overlook the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains while shifting from high desert plains into the foothills, sprigs of spring green edging away the dormancy of the winter months. Enter some buffalo into the scene, resting gracefully along the shores of aContinue reading “Sangre De Cristo Loop”

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”

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”

Capulin Volcano, New Mexico: A Glimpse of the Heavens

Just south of Trinidad and a little west on Highway 87 rests a natural landmark that now stands as a national landmark. Capulin Volcano towers over the surrounding grasslands of the New Mexico plains nearly 8,182 feet above sea level and exists as one of the youngest cinder cone volcanoes at the Raton-Clayton volcanic field.Continue reading “Capulin Volcano, New Mexico: A Glimpse of the Heavens”