Chama River Bend Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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... guide us on the train the following day, but with failing eyesight and unsteady legs, he respectfully declined. When we returned from the adventure and recounted it with Papa Joe, he was able to vividly add his memories of key sights along the line. He knows it like his backyard, having ridden that route more than 300 times!
When we boarded the train, the blue sky was cloudless, erasing any worries of rain. So we stood in the open-air car for ...
... maybe even over a billion – they were possibly the most abundant mammal in North America.
Prairie dogs are very susceptible to bubonic plague and many wild colonies have been wiped out by it. The largest recorded prairie dog' town' covered some 25,000 square miles (65,000 square kilometers). That Texas town was home to perhaps four hundred million prairie dogs. Had a great ride south but cold coming home with solid rain for the last 20 miles. A great weekend....
... 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.
... and the day could easily slip away from you. We did feel it may be better suited to our "empty nest" trip which keeps getting bigger and bigger!
On the highway to Los Ojos we saw a large herd of bison which we haven't seen thus far on the trip. We pulled over awhile and watched them grazing. We continued on to Heron Lake State Park where we would be spending Caleb's birthday. When ...
... have been at home, but not too bad for that altitude. Just managed, I figured, to give my lungs their first decent workout in two weeks!
Today we ride the train! 216 leaves Chama at 10:00 a.m. and takes us to Osier for a lavish lunch. After that, we waddle aboard the Chama-bound 215 to retrieve our camper. Then we're going to move on to Durango, Colorado, where we'll camp tonight and do more train chasing on Monday. WhooHoo!!