Our next stop will be at the Colorado Gators Reptile Park; yes, you read that right…
This is a Family Operated / Active Fish Farm with Gators and other Reptiles / Birds they have “rescued” from pet owners that didn’t understand what they had. So, it’s a bit of a tourist trap but it is also worth a stop if you are in the area and have the time to help them pay the bills.
I would also find some unexpected Railfanning while here as they had a couple of Boxcars used as storage sheds. Both are likely old Burlington Northern units that were later listed as RBWX (WESTERN FRUIT EXPRESS CO.) The location is roughly: Mosca, CO – 37 42.352 N / 105 52.160 W
After spending time walking through that facility taking photos and enjoying Lisa hold a baby gator it was time to leave.
Before calling it a night we will swing over to the Great Sand Dunes to take a few evening photos and get information on a trail we plan to hike in the morning.