Driving up from Taos, we tried to stay as close as possible to the Continental Divide. Sometimes the roads would meander away, but we stayed close.
We drove through Ault CO and saw this ranch on the horizon.
To the east of Alamosa CO, we pulled off to see the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Not many people know there is a massive sand dune in the southern part of Colorado. Most think Colorado is all mountains and valleys, but there is a lot of desert here as well.
We took a few hours to climb the dunes. They let people hike around and for a weekday, it was rather highly traveled.