Morphy Lake, Mora NM, Coyote Creek

July 14-16th, 2019, Early Sunday morning after breakfast for the Boys and a shower for me, we drive toward Morphy Lake State Park. No camping here, but it’s on our way to Coyote Creek State Park.  It’s only 40 minutes north of our current camp.

An Internet search says Morphy will be closed through Spring of 2019, but once we arrive to the turn off we’re met with this sign. CLOSED


We just keep rolling along this country road under a brilliant blue sky enjoying the scenery:  Old churches, mountain vistas, horses in fields, and horses or porches.



As we gain the tiny town of Mora I stop to photograph this old grist mill.

And this old building as we head on north . . .


We eventually find Coyote Creek State Park and pull in searching for a spot to land for a few days.  There are none available, and I am sorely disappointed as this is a beautiful little park along Coyote Creek and I would have loved spending time here.

We pull back out onto that country road and head north again.  We haven’t gone but a about four miles is my guess and the road narrows.  I mean as in MAYBE a lane a half wide.  God forbid we meet a big ol’ diesel pusher here!  Fortunately we do not, but the storm clouds have gathered and it begins to rain and thunder rolls.

As we creep along the ridge of this paved goat path I see a bolt of lightning to the left and a half beat later the loudest clap of thunder I have ever heard.  I am pretty sure I screamed. The Chiweenie Brothers, used to thunderstorms by now, but we’re back to square one after this, are in my lap. “It’s okay, guys, we’ll only hear the thunder AFTER the lignting has struck.  We lived to tell the tale, so calm down,” I tell them.  Thankfully that narrow strip of what they claim to be roadway is only three miles in length.

Thanks for reading our blog!  Hugs, Shawna




Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

6 thoughts on “Morphy Lake, Mora NM, Coyote Creek”

  1. What a beautiful area. So sorry you had to just pass through. Next time. Loved that old country road you were traveling on. So nice to see there are still those beautiful areas that take us back in time.


  2. Suspense. After the three mile narrow roadway, where did you end up out in the middle of nowhere? I laughed at your conversation with the dogs. Getting hot here but has been cool. Lucky us.


  3. Thanks Shawna for another chapter in your trails, it’s like being on the adventure with you and the Chiweenie brothers. Stay safe. Hugs Karen


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