After getting settled, Bob and I went down to the visitor center to get information on hiking. The center was small, but packed with historical information about the area and the people who worked the coal mines.
Bob is standing next to a casting of a T-Rex track that was found near Sugarite Canyon.
Back at the campsite, we found that the deer like to graze in the campground at night. Campers don't seem to bother them.
After our hike we went into Raton to pick up a few groceries and to stop at Colfax Ale Center to try their brews. We enjoyed looking around the pub as there were drawings from the movie set of 'Lonesome Dove' which was filmed in the area.
The following day we hiked River Trail and the trail from the visitor center to Lake Alice. We crossed 2 bridges on this trail.
The road to the parking area near the rim of the volcano was a bit scary, but not the worst road we have traveled.
We weren't ready to head back to the park so we drove to Raton looking for a place to eat lunch---nothing but fast food restaurants. We wanted to eat local, so we drove to Trinidad, Colorado, and ate in a good Mexican restaurant!
The following day we drove to along US 64 W to see how the road was through the mountains.Other than a few places with road construction, the road wasn't too bad. Sol could easily handle it. As we drove, we passed Whittingdon Center which is an NRA area with camping, lodging, museum, and ranges.
We stopped to see the Palisades Sill.