When we started our weekend early, leaving Friday morning and heading south, we didn't know there was a little surprise waiting down the road. At first I thought there was a wreck or a fire.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a coal-fired, narrow-gauge train that travels through the Toltec Gorge and over the Cumbres pass to Chama, New Mexico. We'd planned to drive through this isolated area in southern Colorado to get a final glimpse of fall color.
Make that a final pow of fall color. The river valley was gorgeous.
The entire Conjeos Canyon was filled with gorgeous-ness. Then, while we were stopped near the pass (to admire yet one more breath-taking view), I heard a faint whistle in the wind.