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On our first day in Colorado Springs we visited the Garden of the Gods which is a free public park full of unusual and steep rock formations. It's a popular tourist spot and people can hike and bike around it or if they're feeling brave (as a few people were when we were there) they can even do some rock climbing.
On the second day we had …
Elevation change is not the only thing that can alter an experience. It can also just be the distances cover that change things. However, when you look at it, there's not an enormous difference between Western New Mexico and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The day started in the former, coming out of the motel room in Datil and …
... area in layer after of layer of mud, ash and stone, compressing the previous layers into rock and trapping leaves, insects, fish and other life forms between the rock layers
resulting in what we know today as fossils. Unfortunately we were unable to actually go into the fossil beds, as they are protected and reserved for research, but some are on display in the visitor’s center. There were also red wood tree stumps ...
... there is apparently famous for. After a few yummy hot donuts we head out to see the views. We can really feel the altitude change and I feel really dizzy since I seem to be the one hit hardest by the changes. We brought a small oxygen cartridge with us in case of problems ...
... trees. The track is built next to the stream and there are boulder fields on both sides of the train. Conductors like to point out the various "faces" and shapes which, with a bit of imagination, can be seen in the giant boulders. Right near the Minnehaha switch (where the down coming trains pass the up going train on many trips) is Minnehaha Falls.The middle third of the trip is on a gentler grade. Right below the old settlement of Ruxton Park, the ...
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