El Meson Lodge

2667 South Hwy 84/64, Chama, New Mexico, 87520, United States | Lodge
Prices starting from $66.00
 

Travel Blogs from Chama

Ride into New Mexico

A travel blog entry by aley48

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... 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.
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A Sure Thing

A travel blog entry by patry

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... down time just sitting outside while the kids played. We did the bike trail and noticed a big difference in how quickly we got out of breath because of the altitude. We were 7200ft above sea level and even the kids noticed the difference. There was information about altitude sickness at the office but we had been climbing gradually the last few days so we didn't have any problems. After dinner ...

Fall colors and steam

A travel blog entry by wheelerlj

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... the truck and drove across the street, where we could have a good view of the train as it came by. We snapped some pictures there and down the road a couple of miles, where we could see it from a short distance, then headed back to the campground to pack up the camper and hit the road.

Camper in tow, we drove the 49 miles on route 17 to Chama, New Mexico. The tracks don't go anywhere near the road again until a spot called Los Pinos, about ...

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway

A travel blog entry by friesendm

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... scenery is delightful. I could live in this place (until it hits 20 below in the winter). I'll try to post a few more pics and videos. What a classic ride - should be even more memorable in the fall when the aspens turn golden!

Click on the video below to get a taste of the train ride, and the countryside.
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Night 24: 4 Corner Loafering

A travel blog entry by splencner

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... wear long black braids. There are stores that sell fry bread and goat meat and mutton. Other than that, the locals do what other Americans do. There are no exotic Navajos and Hopis wearing feathers like I was promised by TV and movies and National Geographic. The Navajo order takeout Chinese food and rent movies from the Redbox. They drive pickup trucks and Hondas. They get hamburgers at McDonalds. The only difference is they use every part of the Big Mac! (That was a joke...)
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Location

This lodge, located on 2667 South Hwy 84/64, Chama, is near Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
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