The Trinidad Inn
Travel Blogs from Trinidad
This is the second leg of my trip today. I left Taos heading east on route 64 through the mountains towards eagles nest the county with the highest elevation (8400ft) in NM. The road was very challenging with tons of hairpin curves and plenty of elevation. After passing through eagles nest I started down the eastern side of the mountain which was a …
... 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 ...
... made a national monument in 1916. The volcano is relatively young with an age of roughly 60,000 years. Unlike many cinder cone volcanoes of this age, most of it is covered in soil with a juniper and pinyon pine forest.
I first went to the Visitor Center and watched a short movie about the geological history of the area. I then hiked the short Nature Trail next to the Visitor Center, ...
... the road is just above the river. After crossing a bridge over the Rio Grande the road changes to Highway 567. It then climbs up and out of the canyon. I then took Highway 115 north to Highway 64.
I took Highway 64 west to the town of Tres Piedras, NM. From there I headed north on Highway 285 to Antonito, CO. This route is on the plateau above the canyon. It's interesting but not as ...
Leaving the Great Plains today and going in to New Mexico heading for the Rockies. Looking forward to seeing some elevation today.
But the big news is that it is Bill's birthday.
Katrina had given me a card to give him but I could not let the occasion pass with just a "Happy Birthday, here's your card"
I gave him a little birthday treat (no Cedric not that kind of treat).
We were not sure what sort of a day it was going to ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed