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Elephant Butte Rock

(Elephant Butte NM) The rock formation that provides the name for the town and the state park can’t be seen from the main entrance area. One needs to drive out of the park, and a few miles east to the Elephant Butte Dam site. From a spot overlooking the marina, the elephant shape can be […]

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Lower Gallinas Canyon

(nr Emory Pass NM) Entering Lower Gallinas Canyon there was a dramatic shift to rugged cliffs and massive rock formations. They came right to the edge of the road, so there was nowhere to stop until getting through the best. Coming out of an ‘S’ turn was a pull-out just big enough for Tardis. I […]

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The Gate, CO-149

The Gate

(nr Gateview CO) The Gate was the name of a gap on the trail leading into the San Juan Mountains from the north. At that point, the road was close to the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. The large rock formation and tall cliff marked the spot for earlier travelers. Now, there is a […]

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