Today, we rested, watched football, and toured Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
We’ve had a couple of long days recently and will have some relatively long and boring driving ahead of us, so having time to rest today was great. Watching college football made it even better (if you ignore the fact that FSU lost).
We also took some time to drive around here (Pagosa Springs). We have visited some lovely towns with great mountain scenery, but we really might have saved the best for last. The mountain views as you drive around town are just spectacular. We caught a glimpse of the sunset coloring on the mountains and it was amazing. Unfortunately, by the time we got outside, it was too late to get a picture.
The town itself is a decent size. It is home to the largest/deepest hot spring in the world. There is a lot of tourism for the springs and also for the ski area just northeast of town. The Wolf Creek Ski Area gets the most snow of any city in Colorado. We didn’t get all the way out there, but we’ve certainly seen a decent amount of snow buildup in town, so it’s easy to believe. And both yesterday and today, we could see the clouds and likely snow on the mountains while is was relatively clear and sunny in town.
Tomorrow, we will go back out to visit my uncle and wander around his property and the property that my dad owns before we start our drive east.