Who knew it would be so beautiful?!
I knew I wanted a campground near Ghost Ranch so I could spend a couple of days touring around the place Georgia O'Keefe painted. I found a couple campground signs on the road atlas - not even big enough for names. So, I figured one of them should be OK.
As I got close, the mountain terrain gave way to some impressive red rock fins - very pretty! And then I saw a sign for Echo Amphitheatre day use and campground. I drove in and found a huge rock amphitheatre - very impressive. The small campground (10 spots, about 1/2 pull-thru) was almost empty. Normally, the sign says $10/night ($5 with the geezer pass), but it must be after the season because there were no pay envelopes and the iron ranger was all taped up. Well, free is a very good price.
My only neighbors are some young people doing a documentary on thru-hikers on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) which is over 3,000 miles long. They've been following several hikers doing the trek this year.
|We live in a beautiful country!|
I walked up into the amphitheatre and yes, it does echo quite nicely. The sun was wrong for good pictures but I got a few.
I'll probably stay for the weekend and do day trips into Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu.