Vermejo truly has it all, stretching from Raton, New Mexico to high mountains in southern Colorado, west toward Taos, and south to beautiful shortgrass prairies.
It is filled with history, from frontier and pioneer era settlements and mining operations to the historic Vermejo Park Lodge.
Vermejo is an amazing place for a nature photographer, with landscapes (night-time landscapes, mountain meadows, shortgrass prairies, streams, lakes and more.), wildlife (bison, prairie dogs, elk, mule deer, black bear, coyotes, golden eagles, etc.), and wildflowers galore. Add in the old mines, barns, abandoned towns, cowboy camps, and charcoal kilns and you have a photographic nirvana.
The truth is, you never know what you are going to find at Vermejo.