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Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground — Santa Fe, NM

I Photoshopped out the utility pole lines

I Photoshopped out the utility pole wires

Arrived Sunday afternoon after a 4 -1/2 hour drive from Trinidad, CO.

Tonight we rest and watch the Homeland season premiere.

We’re planning the other 3 days that we’re here — so far it’s one night for dining (Beth, we need help here). Another day is Jan’s day to check out art galleries, and the last day may be a visit to an Anasazi site.

More later . . .

Trinidad Lake State Park — Trinidad, CO

Fisherman's Peak (click to expand image)

Fisherman’s Peak as seen from Trinidad State Park (click to expand image)

After a 2 1/2-hour drive from Colorado Springs, CO, we arrived at Trinidad State Park in Trinidad, CO in the early afternoon on Friday.

Driving through Trinidad was goofy-challenging as both of our GPS units (Rand McNally 7220 & iPad CoPilot) didn’t seem to have the latest road construction information. We decided to go with our eyes on this one.

Trinidad State Park Northern Campground

Trinidad State Park Northern Campground

When we arrived at the campground, we discovered that the site we reserved (#3) was not level enough for us. What a shame since as we had to give up this full hookup site.

We tried a couple of other sites (marked by red “X“s) and finally settled into Site #10. We marked a number of sites (#34 – 52) in green as these are the “prime” sites for great views.

One of the park rangers told us that temperatures were going to drop into the 30’s over night so we turned on one of our heat pumps. Glad we did. Temperatures dropped to 31 degrees, but we were cozy.

We are loving Colorado state parks. Here are some photos from Trinidad State Park . . .

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