Holiday Inn Express Suites Alamosa
Travel Blogs from Alamosa
... own calf-burning path up the dunes, particularly at dusk when the light gives them a rich gold color and shadows snake across their wind-sculpted ridges. Dig your toes into the sand or feel it run through your fingers, and you'll realize their true enormity. - See more at: http://www.colorado.com/articles/great- sand-dunes-national-park-profile#sthash ...
... along the way. Railroad fanatics who follow trains to take pictures etc. are called foamers. On this part of journey we crossed Lobato Trestle at 100 ft. above Wolf Creek. We went by Cresco Tank where trains can take on water. This tank was used in the movie: Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade. Then we came to Cumbres Pass the highest point on our journey at 10,015 ft. Our next memorable experience was navigating around ...
... around 600 years ago. I started to think about what this might mean. I girl my age would most likely have been married at 12 and might have had over 5 kids already. I boy Liam's age would have already gone through the training to become a man. Fiona and Quinn would be free climbing the steep sandstone walls to hunt, gather the crops, or carrying around the younger children. I started to try and imagine ...
... take pictures. We even did several different pictures at different times. My grandson loved it. He totally got the concept and thought it was super cool to be in four states at once. The rest of the monument consists of booths with a wide assortment of Indian crafts and food.
Once more on the road we stopped at the welcome to Colorado sign. I love taking photos with signs. Have done so all over the world. But this was just a photo stop and off we went.
... on the foothills. Storm winds blew back the sand into the valley reversing the flow and the resulting
opposing action made the dunes grow vertically. I was surprised that sand is no longer being added to the dunes. Due to winds from opposite directions, the dunes move no more than 30 feet per year.
The sun was high and bright and the pictures are over exposed, so only a couple poor pics.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center