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Cimarron Canyon

Cimarron Canyon

(Cimarron NM) Where the Mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail turned southward toward Fort Union laid the town of Cimarron. The ‘Old Town’ portion remains featuring the St.James Hotel, Aztec Mill, Immaculate Conception Chapel, a saloon, a plaza, some homes, and a few businesses. The hotel was built during pioneer days, and still operates. […]

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Bluewater Lake SP

Bluewater Lake

(Prewitt NM) Spent a few days at one of my favorite state parks, Bluewater Lake. It’s several miles off the interstate near Grants. Some campsites overlook the large lake, and you can dry camp along the shore. There’s also a pretty canyon for hiking. Hiked down into Bluewater Creek Canyon that was on the east […]

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Black Canyon – South Rim

(Lujane CO) Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park-South Rim featured a very deep and narrow canyon cut by the Gunnison River. There was a scenic drive along the south rim, with pull-outs and paths to overlooks into the canyon. Cliffs and rock formations of great variety made for some really spectacular scenes. The views […]

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