Continued from Part 1
We stopped in Osier, CO for lunch. There isn’t much to Osier. It was a toll station on the road between Conejos and Chama. The lunch is included in the price of the ride. It was buffet style with a choice or turkey, meatloaf or soup & salad. It was tasty.
After Osier, we passed through Toltec Gorge.
Through the Rock Tunnel. Sorry that I didn’t get a photo from the front.
Wonderful views of mountains.
Through the Mud Tunnel. It requires wooden supports throughout.
We did have some rain, but it didn’t last long. It did send everyone back into the covered cars.
The last part of the route goes through Piñon Pine & Juniper forests followed by high mountain desert with sagebrush. We saw several pronghorn and an elk.
The Lava Tank, a no longer used water tank.
We also saw volcanic mounds at a distance.
We ended the train journey at Antonito, CO.
Followed by a bus ride back to Chama, NM. Most people were pretty exhausted at that point, so the bus was very quiet.