WEIGHT: 48 kg
Services: Foot Worship, Strap-ons, Dinner Dates, Games, Strap On
Back to Previous. This friendly little railroad hub lies at an elevation of 7, feet, in a high valley surrounded by wildflower meadows and craggy mountains forested with aspen and ponderosa-pine groves. Less than 10 miles from the Colorado state line, Chama offers visitors a cool taste of Rocky Mountain ruggedness.
From late May through mid-October, the railroad offers daily excursions north through the Chama Valley, and up over the 10,foot Cumbres Pass. Palmer, Fred Harvey, and George Pullman. Just up the street is Chama Station Inn, a adobe that contains nine cheerfully furnished, reasonably priced rooms that open to a sunny, fragrant garden.
A little off the beaten path, Corkins Lodge can rightly claim one of the most dramatic and enticing settings of any accommodation in the state. Guests can choose from among 11 rustic but warmly outfitted cabins, some dating to the s and others built more recently. Most sleep four to six guests, making them ideal for families and friends traveling together.
On-site activities include trout fishing, hiking, and swimming in a heated pool. Try to arrive in Chama no later than 7 p. If you have kids in tow, opt for the playful Cinder Bear Experience, a two-hour ride led by a costumed, ursine conductor that includes storytelling, sing-alongs, and games.
The classic all-ages rides last as much as a full day and include lunch. The town and surrounding valley is also a mecca for outdoor recreation. The Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce can direct you to several local outfitters that offer hunting- and fishing-guide services. The menu focuses on stick-to-your-ribs Southwestern and Western classics like ounce porterhouse steaks, pan-fried cornmeal-crusted trout, and carne adovada. The walls of the dining room are hung with works by Chama artists.