Travel Blogs from Raton
... on the way home.
Up early the next day we were able to get the car hire company to pick us up from our hotel, with our cute little red car we headed off early towards Durango. It was a very cruisy day stopping in Fort Garland to have some food and check out the museum. Checked out some ruins and trail. We then continued on our road trip through Wolf Creek, it was beautiful except all we could think of was the horror movie. We found a sweet scenic spot just off ...
... in like we're planning to do with Steve missing the fossil adventrure.
Just West of Amarillo, TX, you pull off I-40 on the frontage road and park on the shoulder. There are no signs, no tourist gift shops, no T-shirts, just the shoulder and a bunch of Cadillacs planted nose first in the middle of some farmer's obviously active field. Having read up on details beforehand, we made a pit stop at Walmart in Dumas, TX. ...
... There were attempts to save it starting around 1929 but they were unsuccessful until 1954 when it was declared a national monument. By then the ruins of the fort were in pretty bad shape. The National Park Service has done their best since then to stabilize the ruins but there really isn't a lot left.
I first went to the ...
... some interpretive signs about the local plants. I then hiked the Lava Flow Trail, which is a 1-mile loop trail leaving from the Visitor Center parking lot. You see some lava on the trail but there are no interpretive signs explaining the type of lava or how it came to look the way it does.
Next, I drove to the top of the volcano. The road spiraling to the top of the volcano was built ...
... point I'm told the canyon is around 800 feet deep. It's not the Grand Canyon but it's still impressive.
After I got back to Questa I headed for Raton, NM and found a hotel. I'll stay here a few nights while I visit Fort Union National Monument and Capulin Volcano National Monument. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the next couple days is for a significant change of more ...
Other places to stay in Raton
1160 S. Second Street, Raton | Motelfrom $63
1610 Cedar, Raton | 1 star motelfrom $54
1600 Cedar St, Raton | 1 star motelfrom $39
101 Card Avenue, Raton | 2 star motelfrom $118
136 Canyon Drive, Raton | Motelfrom $77
473 Clayton Road, Raton | 2 star motelfrom $107
308 Canyon Drive, Raton | Motelfrom $48