View from Raton Pass
We'd hoped to see a couple of museums in Trinidad, but our early departure made us way too early to visit the museums. The grounds of the main museum were open, so we shot some pictures & headed for La Junta.
Trinidad was a coal town. Here's a remaining sample
Wagon at Trinidad Museum
Got to the HIE in La Junta by noon, and a room was ready for us. After unloading and relaxing, we went to lunch at the Copper Kitchen, a real-live quintessential small-town cafe, with all the usual diners. Then we headed for the local museum, where we got a guided tour of a rather eclectic multi-building establishment. The star of the collection is a real stagecoach that ran what passed for roads out here. It's a nice, well-supported museum with enthusiastic volunteer guides.
Historic stagecoach at Otero County Museum
Tomorrow we're off to visit the Sand Creek Massacre site, ride the Kit Carson County Carousel, ending up at Colby, KS. Getting close to home.