Friday, August 29, 2014

Remarkable Waterfalls with Easy Access

July 29, 2014

From Hwy 160

Treasure Falls is a must-stop attraction on the western slope of Wolf Creek Pass on Hwy 160. Easy to spot as there are always cars parked in the large parking lot and on a nice day you could suspect it would be full.

We had passed by the falls many times, but never took the time to stop and hike the trail – as you can see it from the highway. Since we had family with us, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for all to see it up close and personal. And it sure didn’t let us down!  Would say the hike is moderate; incline switchbacks, but only about a ¼ mile.  There are plenty of benches along the trail, so if you just take your time most can handle the hike. 

There are two viewing locations - one at the very base of the overall falls on a bridge, the other right in the heart of the mist from the primary waterfall. Definitely do both of them, just a few minutes apart.

There are plenty of friendly little creatures waiting for handouts, so if you want a show bring sunflower seeds or nuts for the chipmunks/squirrels. For the explorer, there is an overview trail to the top (heard it has great views) just a mile or so further up the road. We didn’t get to this trail as it had started raining, so just gives us something to done next trip to Pagosa Springs. ~D

Deb & Jerry

Nell & Buck


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bar D Chuckwagon Dinner & Show

July 26, 2014

We had no clue what to expect, as we had never attended such an event.  However a couple we meet while camping at Junction Creek NF Campground highly recommended this show, so why not give it a try.   You will want to get there early; most shows will sale out which can hold around 700 people.  We arrived about an hour before ticket went on sale and was able to snag a good spot - center stage and three tables back.  Once you get your place at the table; enjoy the gift shops, take a train ride around the property, enjoy site seeing, play at the playground or just find a bench and enjoy the great outdoors.

The famous western stage show has been providing entertainment every night from Memorial Day – Labor Day since 1969. They actually put on two shows; one on even nights and one on odd nights.  We fully enjoyed the show; mostly 50s western with a twist of comedy.  As for the food; we could have passed on it, but it was mind bobbling how they can server 700 people in less than 15 minutes. 

While waiting in line; one lady mention she had come every year except one since they have opened in 1969. WOW now that is impressive.  We found out after the fact that a couple we meet in Sturgis was at the same show...what a small world.

Perhaps you are interested in attending?  Hop on over to Bar D website for all the information.