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14 March 2009

The Ute Cafe


I took a few pictures of the Ute Cafe in Fort Garland as we headed back home from the Great Sand Dunes. Some of my photos were wider and took in the entire building, but I prefer the tighter shots that show the age and character of the place. This must have been a busy stop at one time, located on Highway 160 en route to Alamosa and parts beyond. Since the owner retired, apparently it's just been empty and teetering toward dilapidation. I don't know how long that's been but I do like how they have left their thoughts behind.

3 comments:

Tanya said...

I know owners have to retire one day but it's so sad to me when I see this...great capture..

B Squared said...

We're seeing more and more of this everyday.

Lois said...

Nice sign! I can't wait to say I'm retired too in a few years!