Baca County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: May 2006
Carrizo Mountain eluded me. Whether I took the wrong turn or became confused by
the multitude of roads around there I'm not sure. I found Roads P/Q, and went
through a ranch which had several large feed lots. I then wound up on a road
which took me up hill to Road M. The sign for this showed I'd gone up Road 31
and come from the Everett Ranch. I drove up and down Road M but it didn't agree
with the directions. It did come to a fence but it went through it on a grid
(US: guard) and there was no road following the fence over a hilltop.
Didn't find the way to Potato Butte either; I'd like to have climbed it.
I finally gave up and headed back to US-160, Prichett and Springfield.
The recommended Hill Restaurant there apparently does not exist; there was a
restaurant by the intersection of US 160 and 287 but it had some other name and
the adjacent filling station had never heard of it. I ate lunch at a steak
house or bar and grill north of town.
Author: Roger Williams