The road to Taos, NM was a beautiful one. Desert! So much desert! After a short stop in Taos we made a very unsuccessful attempt at finding some natural hot springs and resorted to taking snaps in our cars on the top of an amazing outlook.
We made our way from Taos to Pagosa Springs, a town conveniently half-way to our desired destination. The road to Pagosa Springs went from desert, to pines to snow covered hills. It was an amazing drive and one that was regrettably done partly under the cover of darkness. After dancing in the snow and almost falling a few metres into a dark icy river we continued to the drive and finally arrived at our next Airbnb accommodation, a two story house with hosts who freely advertised via Airbnb the availability of weed upon request.
It was one of our shorted pit stops, we were off again early the next morning, this time to Mesa Verde to take in 800 year old mud buildings and high-up views that had us all feeling a little queasy.