Vermejo Park Ranch
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Vermejo Park Ranch Raton
Travel Blogs from Raton
... semi's on the steep downhill slants. And just as suddenly, we found ourselves out of the mountains and back into meadows of green grass sandwiched between two mountain ranges. I always get a kick out of the prairie fences…wire held in place by posts of anything and everything that will stand. Today they were all tree branches…crooked ones and straight ones, tall ones and short ones, thick ones and thin ones, all coming together to ...
... addition to the mountains. We decided to go off the highway to the Cordova Pass, about 11, 200 feet up, stopping a couple of times for short hikes. Our only "wildlife" sightings were a few cows who were grazing along the road but the flowers were beautiful. The temperature was almost thirty degrees hotter when we returned to ...
... groups some alone. We stopped one time at a rest area for brunch , and gave Zoey a run. She was 'watching for snakes' and didn't want to get off the pavement. The rest area had the snake signs, also had a corral for people to rest their horses in. I guess we will see more of those as we go, but that was a first for us. We went thru Raton, following Mona's instructions on the gps, going north on a small two lane road. The usually brown ...
... in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. At one time it was the largest fort west of the Mississippi. With the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s the Santa Fe Trail lots its importance and so did the fort along with it. It was eventually abandoned in 1891 after 40 years of operation.
The fort suffered from neglect for the next ...
... of the desert. I had worried about the cold of the Rocky mountains but the cogniscenti talked repeatedly about the wind of Oklahoma.
Fast forward an hour and we’re out of the forest and onto the plain. We're not yet in Oklahoma but we are into the wind. Again. This time is is a strong cross wind mixing with a head wind -at a wind speed of around 25-30 miles per hour. It lasted for 45 miles. It was so dispiriting to have ...