Wading through the Sands of TimeOn the Road Again, Day 10: Pueblo, CO to Alamosa, CO
Trying to keep an open mind, but harboring a bit of skepticism after our experience at Florissant yesterday, we left Pueblo this morning and set our GPS for Great Sand Dunes National Park near the town of Alamosa. High winds buffeted the car as we drove down I-25 for our last time on this trip (maybe). Torn from their roots by the wind, tumbleweeds were swept from the roadside into the traffic lanes. Once we turned west on US-160 at Walsenburg, the wind picked up its pace, and at times the highway seemed a stage for a tumbleweed ballet.
|Future tumbleweeds in the foreground|
|Two visitors climb the dunes|
We did enjoy our visit to this park and had our confidence in the National Park Service somewhat restored. After spending tonight in Alamosa, we're planning to drive northwest to Montrose tomorrow, weather permitting, and check out the Black Canyon National Park.
More Photos of the Sand
|We did not need to be told twice to turn around when we reached the point of no return in our AWD vehicle.|