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”

Cuchara, Colorado – Paradise Enough

Along Hwy 12, just south of La Veta, Colorado and north of Trinidad is the little, rustic community of Cuchara. A small, old west inspired boardwalk acts as a hub of activity for many quaint, but lovely shops, a general store, and the famous Dog Bar & Grill. Weddings and other family gatherings occur atContinue reading “Cuchara, Colorado – Paradise Enough”

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”