Beulah Valley Getaway, Part 2: 48 Hours in Colorado
If you missed part one of our road trip from Texas to Colorado, be sure to check that out here!
After dinner in Trinidad, we headed toward our final destination, Beulah Valley, Colorado. Beulah is a tiny artists’ town just outside of Pueblo. We knew very little about it going into this trip, but it did not disappoint! The town was super small – as expected – but the scenery was fantastic.
Like I mentioned in my last post, we arrived at the cabin after dark so there wasn’t much to see. When we woke up, however, we were surrounded by beautiful Colorado and much to our surprise, a dusting of SNOW!
It came down steadily all morning, and even though it didn’t stick it was so serene to watch. And in all honesty, it doesn’t take much snow to get this East Texas girl excited.
Aside from the light snow Friday morning, the weather was very mild. Because we were in the foothills of the Wet Mountains (which are in the foothills of the Rockies) we could see larger mountains covered in snow, but we weren’t in too much snow.
This was the perfect combination for us! We didn’t have to bundle up much when we went outside, but we could still enjoy the snow-covered mountain views in the distance. I would highly recommend it for anyone who loves the Colorado scenery but doesn’t necessarily want to get dressed for the ski slopes every day (aka: me).
Our cabin had two fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the kitchen, so no matter where you were downstairs you could enjoy a fire. Of course, Memphis made himself right at home on the couch.
By the middle of the afternoon we finally decided to venture outside, so we hopped in the Jeep and started driving up the mountain. We ended up in the San Isabel National Forest, and the views were incredible.
As we climbed elevation, there was also more snow than we were getting back at the cabin, so we stopped for a few pictures.
The following morning we woke up to clear skies and no snow, but still some excitement. Memphis spotted a few bucks that had decided to walk past the cabin and things got particularly crazy. As in, I'm pretty sure the barking went on a good five minutes AFTER he'd already scared them out of sight. Apparently he doesn’t see many deer outside the window in Dallas?? ;)
We took it easy most of Saturday (are you sensing a theme, yet?) and by the afternoon we decided it was time to venture as far as the General Store.
Remember when I mentioned that Beulah was super small? Well, the only stores in town were a tiny general store with the basic necessities, and a liquor store attached next door. Like I said, just the necessities :)
We drove up to grab some gloves – no more snow, but still cold out! – and really just kill some time until we felt it was appropriate to go back to the cabin to get back in our PJs for the rest of the evening!
That night, we opened a fantastic bottle of wine we’d been saving for months. We decided a quiet night in Colorado qualified as a special occasion, so we grabbed the corkscrew and toasted to a new favorite place. Cheers!
On Sunday we woke up early to head back to Texas. The drive was pretty uneventful – thankfully the wind wasn't quite as bad in Amarillo as the trip up! And just like that, our first real road trip was in the books.
See y'all back here next week for an Easter weekend recap & my Mother's Day gift guide! Have a great weekend!