Angel Fire to Durango Summer

Durango, Colorado / Hally Mandarich / Unsplash

July 12, 2024: Lubbock

Accommodation: The Cotton Court

Leave in the late morning for Lubbock and stop for lunch in Abeline. Looks like the best option, and Red Bud Park has a good place for the kids to run – splash pad and prairie dogs! Dinner at the Cotton Court. (6-hour drive)

July 13-24: Angel Fire

Head towards Angel Fire after breakfast. There isn’t a huge rush because check-in is at 4pm. There is a playground in Clovis if we need to stop, and Tucumcari has a lot of colorful Route 66 signs and shops. (5hr 45min drive)

Groceries in Taos are another 40min further, so I think we would want to eat in Angel Fire that night or pick up food at Natural Grocers or Evie Mae’s BBQ in Lubbock.

Accommodation: Thirty-Three Royal

33 Royal Ave, Angel Fire, NM 87710, USA

Contact Cayce to coordinate arrival and keys at +1 817-975-7781. Check-in is at 4:00 p.m., and check-out is at 10:00 a.m. The confirmation number is HM8HRY3BWR. View the AirBNB listing…


  • 1 King
  • 2 Queens
  • 1 King
  • 2 Double, 2 Single (bunks)


This week temps in Taos are 48-86 and in Angel Fire only 38-78 with a chance of showers.


  • Cid’s Organic Grocery, Taos – Bigger grocery with organic
  • Taos Food Coop, Taos – Small Coop Grocer
  • Taos Farmer’s Market – 8am Sat, Taos
  • Lowe’s Market, Angel Fire – Generic grocery, but Angel Fire doesn’t have many options.
  • Taty at the Bump, Angel Fire – Sandwiches and Coffee
  • Aria’s Taqueria, Angel Fire – Mexican Food
  • Thai Angel, Angel Fire – Thai
  • La Cueva Cafe, Taos – Mexican
  • Lambert’s of Taos, Taos – Upscale
  • The Earth Oven, Taos – Native American


July 24-25: Gap Day

Accommodation: TBD

There is a gap day between Angel Fire and Durango AirBNBs. Wynn and Scott are driving to the Great Sand Dunes for a night on the way so the kids can run around. We are camping at Dunes Desert Camp, which has new safari tents. (2-hour drive)
**This still needs to be confirmed.

Ann liked the idea of staying at the Abiquie Inn to break up the drive to Durango. (2-hr drive)
**This still needs to be reserved.

July 25-August 17: Durango

Drive three hours to Durango in the afternoon from our respective Gap Days.

Accommodation: Wildcat Cabin

154 North Road, Durango, CO 81303

The door operates by keypad, and the code will be delivered 48 hours in advance. Check-in is at 3:00 p.m., and check-out is at 10:00 a.m. View the AirBNB listing…


  • 1 King
  • 1 Queen 1 Double (bunk)
  • 1 King, 1 Air Matress
  • 2 Single (bunk)
  • 2 single (loft)


This week temps are 51-88 with a slight chance of rain.


August 1-4: Wynn & Scott’s Vermejo Trip

Wynn and Scott will depart for Vermejo in northern New Mexico around noon on August 1 and return mid-afternoon on the 4th. (5hr drive)

We will be meeting with the wildlife conservation team and photographing the property for Fauna. You can see our draft itineray here.

August 9-11: Dawson’s Wedding

Everyone but Scott, the kids, and Summer (need her GPS collar) will drive to Edward’s Colorado in the morning. Ann made reservations at The Inn at Riverwalk for the wedding weekend. (5.5hr drive)

All the details are on their wedding website. (password: giddyup)

August 17: Albuquerque

Accomodation: Los Poblanos & Hotel Chaco

After we leave the AirBNB have reservations in Albuquerque at Los Poblanos and Hotel Chaco. (3hr 45min drive) **Fora commission needs confirmation.

August 18: Lubbock

Back at the Cotton Court on the way home. **Fora commission needs confirmation.

August 19: Home!


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