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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

  A short 70-mile drive into Colorado will take you to the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, which offers a trip in a genuine time machine. Steam or diesel locomotive Concert Trains, with cowboy singer Fred Hargrove entertaining passengers, take you through La Veta Pass at over 9,000 feet, then to the little Front Range community of La Veta. Ride in the City of New Orleans train car where Steve Goodman wrote the #1 train song of all time. Concerts with recording artists like Ricky Skaggs, Michael Martin Murphey and John McEuen are held throughout the summer on the outdoor stage on the pass. Perfect for all...

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Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

  Just one-half hour from Red River at 120 Veterans Highway, off of the road into Taos, is a must-see landmark: The Taos Pueblo. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark, the multi-storied adobe buildings have been occupied for over 1000 years! About 150 people live in the pueblo itself, with around 1900 tribe members living in more modern homes outside the old walls, but still on Taos Pueblo land. While usually open to the public, the Pueblo is a real community and not a theme park, although there is a fee to enter. When visiting, please be respectful of the people who live there and their way of life and do not enter restricted areas or wade in the river which is the sole source of their drinking water. Except for about 10 weeks in late winter to early spring when the pueblo is closed for tribal rituals, the hours are: Monday-Saturday: 8:00am – 4:30pm Sunday: 8:30am – 4:30pm Guided Tours available...

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Great Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes

  The Great Sand Dunes of Colorado are the tallest dunes in North America. They are in the middle of a varied landscape ranging from grasslands, to forest, alpine lakes and tundra. As a result, they offer a wide choice of activities including camping, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, sandboarding and sand sledding, wildlife photography and birdwatching. The night sky there provides a spectacular view of the Milky Way over the Dunes with the park providing free star charts at the Visitor Center bookstore. There are many free Ranger Programs available to both adults and children wanting to better understand the environment of the Dunes. The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is open 24/7 year round. The Visitor Center hours varies with the seasons, closing earlier in winter. Form more information visit:...

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