This is a shot of Cimarron Canyon in northern New Mexico. The area is home to Philmont Boy Scout Ranch. Philmont is the largest youth camp by both size and number of participants anywhere in the world. It is also the only site to have a confirmed Tyrannosaurus Rex track.
Also nearby is Ted Turner's Vermejo Park Ranch which is said to be the largest tract of privately owned, contiguous land in the United States.
Cimarron Canyon has about fifteen or sixteen miles of fine trout stream that runs from Eagle's Nest lake, down to the town of Cimarron which has a lot of history itself. For a sample, click here to learn about the famed St. James Hotel. Here are more pics of the area. Click on any picture for a larger shot. All photos were taken by either me or my wife. We camped in the canyon as most of it is a state park.
Continuing on through Cimarron Canyon you come to Eagles Nest Lake.
Nestled on the shores of the lake is the small town of Eagles Nest, New Mexico. Eagle's Nest is located along the Enchanted Circle, an 83-mile loop through mountains, valleys, mesa, and national forest area of New Mexico. Here are some pics of the town and lake.
Take a right at Eagle's Nest and you are on the road to Red River, New Mexico. Here are a few shots of that stretch of highway.
Here is a shot of the town of of Red River as you are descending into the valley.
The town is a touristy and chocked full of shops. In the summer you can fish the Red River which runs through town, hike, ride horses, and enjoy the cool mountain air. Come winter Red River is a ski town.
I've rambled enough for this week but next week I'll talk about the Enchanted Circle's most famous town Taos, New Mexico. Taos is one of my wife's favorite spots on earth and a very cool place for anyone who enjoys the arts and a eclectic group of people who all dance to the beat of their own drummer.
Be sure and check back here for links to other My Town Mondayers so that you can learn more about other places all across this planet we call Earth.
Patti Abbott - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lyzzydee -- Welwyn Garden City, England
Debra -- Village of Peninsula, Ohio
Robyn - - San Francisco, California
Reb -- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mary Nix -- Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Barbara Martin -- Toronto, Canada
Barrie Summy -- Long Beach, California
Nan Higginson (Women of Mystery) Oshkosh, Wisconsin
J.L. Krueger -- Kabul, Afghanistan
Monday, July 28, 2008
My Town Monday -- On The Road - Part 1
This week I'm taking My Town Monday on the road. If you take off from my house and head northwest of my house for four hours you will get here.