Durango, a railroad town since the beginning, was named after the Mexican town of the same name. General William Palmer’s plan was to connect the Denver & Rio Grande from Mexico City all the way to Denver. The D & RG bought 160 acres of flat land in southern Colorado along the Amanas River to the south…

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There is no doubt that the historic Taos Pueblo, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and Taos Valley Ski Resort are on the must list for first-time visitors to the city of Taos. But the real hidden nuggets — and some of  the best of of Taos — are those off the beaten paths in this Land…

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