Posts by Journey Mapped

A Couples Getaway in Historic Durango, Colorado

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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The Hidden Nuggets and Best of Taos

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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Big Bend National Park: An International Biosphere Reserve

Mountains of immense lava rock formations, wide Chihuahuan desert expanses that were once ancient dinosaur-fossil-filled lake beds, and limestone layers forming deep, narrow canyons carved by the Rio Grande River are home to protected wild animals like the black bear, mountain lion, javalina, and coyote, along with the Colima Warbler and 400 other songbird and…

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