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... visit, he provided several firsthand accounts of railway history, back to the 1920s when the train originally hauled sheep, lumber, and coal. He worked on his father's ranch, tending up to1,000 sheep and recalled a time when tens of thousands of sheep grazed in the mountains surrounding the valley. The Great Depression wiped out many of those ranches and tough times fell on the area until a 1950's oil boom resurrected jobs and the railroad.
We invited him ...
Miles traveled from Arches through Colorado:
Time in the car: approximately 8 hours
- Lewis, CO – Conoco - $3.69
- Monte Vista, CO – Shell - $3.69
Congressional districts traveled through:
- UT – 3: Jason Chaffetz (R)
- CO – 3: Scott Tipton (R)
Senators: Mark Udall (D) and Michael Bennett (D)
Alex and I woke up early the next ...
Along with Willy & Trudy and Willy's 2 brothers and cousin, we rode to Chama and stayed on a Ranch which has a major problem with Prairie dogs. The Ranch is owned by relatives of Willy's brother's wife, Char.
Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents that live in large colonies in the grasslands of central and western North America. Prairie dogs are named for their habitat and warning call, which sounds similar to a dog's bark. Once numbered in the hundreds of millions ...
First off, today we went to see the Royal Gorge, this highest bridge in the U.S! We saw it from the top of one of the Rocky Mountains. After that, we went to the sand dunes. The sand dunes are very tall and windy up there. It was cool to roll down them but it kind of was annoying when the sand got in your mount and ears. After that, we went to the best hotel ever and I'm typing this up in my own ...
... It is the remaining 64 mile portion of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's San Juan Extension built in the 1880s between Alamosa, CO and Durango, CO. The route was abandoned in the late 1960s and the tracks from Chama westward to Durango were torn up soon afterwards.