After leaving the UFO tower the next stop was the Gator Farm between Hooper and Mosca on the 17. I had an hour or so to take some pictures of the alligators and other reptiles. You can hold an allgator should you wish and find like I did that it's soft underneath but pretty tough on top!
Then I started on the drive to Antonito just on the border with New Mexico. I called into Conejos on the way. There I found Our Lady of Guadalupe Church ,one of the oldest churches in Colorado. It was constructed in 1856.