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Bisti Badlands

Farmington, NM As we said in our previous post we had visited Farmington for a few days at the beginning of this trip. That’s because the nimble hiker wanted to visit an area south of the city called the Bisti … Continue reading

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Over Lizard Pass and Back

Cortez, CO After a one night stay in Ridgeway State Park we took advantage of a nice day and headed south to Cortez to avoid the rain predicted for the next couple of days. Since we would be going up … Continue reading

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Exploring the High Country Near Salida, CO – Part 2

Salida, CO Toward the end of our visit to the Salida area we drove north to visit an old ghost town. But first we made a brief visit to the town of Buena Vista. North of town we crossed the … Continue reading

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Exploring the High Country Near Salida, CO – Part 1

Salida, CO Leaving Pueblo we headed west on US 50, enjoying the views all around us as the highway meandered along the Arkansas River. As we approached the town of Salida some of Colorado’s many 14ers came into view. Colorado … Continue reading

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Painted Mines Interpretive Park and the Pueblo River Walk

Pueblo, CO One of the places we were looking forward to visiting during our time in this area is the Painted Mines Interpretive Park. Located about 30 miles east of Colorado Spring the park consists of 4 miles of trails … Continue reading

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The Cog Railroad to Pikes Peak and a Visit to Garden of the Gods

Pueblo, CO Leaving South Fork we headed east on US 160 for about 120 miles to Salsenburg, CO where we turned north on I-25. After about 60 miles we arrived at the Pueblo KOA, our base for some visits to … Continue reading

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The Creede Underground Mine Museum

South Fork, CO The Underground Mine Museum is located north of the town across from the skating ponds and next to the fire station garage. The combined gift shop, community center, and museum are all completely underground. Construction of the … Continue reading

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The Bachelor Loop Road Near Creede, CO

South Fork, CO About 20 miles north of our base in South Fork is the community of Creede. The little town, sitting at an elevation of 8,800′, has a population of 220 permanent residents. But during the summer that number … Continue reading

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South Fork and the Silver Thread

South Fork, CO The drive from Farmington, NM to South Fork, CO is about 345 miles. Most of the trip is through fairly flat, scenic country. But just beyond Pagosa Springs there is one final obstacle, the Rocky Mountains. Apparently … Continue reading

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Back to Colorado

After a brief hiatus (ok, it has been over a year) we’re back on the road for a few weeks. Our last post was about a brief trip to Bryce Canyon last year. Since then we have limited our travels … Continue reading

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