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The 25th & 26th we spent at an RV park in Ogden. 1st picture. Last night we dry camped at the Colorado welcome center. No picture. Tonight we are camped on top of Raton Pass about 30 feet inside New Mexico. So the rest of the pictures are our view tonight. And yes we have a 40% chance of rain. Tomorrow is our anniversary so we decided to …
... where I watched a movie about the monument and went through their small museum. I then took the self-guided tour of the ruins. It was a bit uncomfortable walking around with wind gusts of nearly 60 mph. The story of the fort was more interesting to me than the ruins themselves.
After touring the monument I headed back to my hotel in ...
... made a national monument in 1916. The volcano is relatively young with an age of roughly 60,000 years. Unlike many cinder cone volcanoes of this age, most of it is covered in soil with a juniper and pinyon pine forest.
I first went to the Visitor Center and watched a short movie about the geological history of the area. I then hiked the short Nature Trail next to the Visitor Center, ...
... the canyon. After reaching Antonito I headed back to Tres Piedras.
In Tres Piedras I headed east on Highway 64. I stopped at the rest stop where the highway crosses the Rio Grande. At that point the canyon is roughly 600 feet deep.
Next I headed north to the town of Questa, NM. A bit north of town is the 13-mile Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway. I took it and stopped at the overlooks. ...
... doing so, we didn't realize that we would be spending the next few hours waiting for a major thunderstorm to pass over. The sky was eerily black, and loud,snapping lightning was all around. Even Crush was quite pleased that we waited for the storm to break.
Although waiting out the storm but us back a few hours and from getting to Oklahoma this day as we had hoped, not to worry. And why might you ask? Quite simply, another major aspect of the freedom we ...
How has this campground rated in the past?
Great views and cool to stay on top of the pass.
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