The Highway of Legends

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Discover where History was Made, Just a Short Drive from Our Colorado Alpaca Ranch

Folklore abounds along the beautiful Highway of Legends in southern Colorado. Beginning in Walsenburg where Bob Ford settled after he gunned down his cousin Jesse James and just a short drive south from Alpaca Angel Acres, the Highway of Legends takes you on a journey through:

The byway connects to State Highway 12, once an old Indian trail used as early as 1779 and inhabited by the Apache, Cheyenne, Comanche, Arapaho, Kiowa and Ute Indian tribes. Entering the Cuchara Valley you’ll see the Devil’s Stairsteps marking his wicked way to survey the Earth. You’ll drive by Monument Lake with its rock formation in the center that, according to legend, represents two Indian Chiefs.

There is a friendly warning at Monument Lake which I feel I must pass onto you: “You may not be able to hear the fish biting with the chatter of the chipmunks, elk bugles and birdsong to name a few!”

Circling the Spanish Peaks, the byway travels through the San Isabel National Forest past Cokedale and ends at the town of Trinidad where Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp headed after the gunfight at the OK Corral.
Southern Colorado really does have it all!

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