Category Archives: Roadside Attractions

Argo Mill and Tunnel

The Argo Mill operated from 1913-1943, milling gold brought in from mines in the region. The tunnel was bored straight back into the hillside for four+ miles and connected along the way with several of the mines. The ore was … Continue reading

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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

This railroad is the longest (67 miles) remaining narrow-gauge railroad in the world. The narrow gauge allows for tighter turns through the mountains. The trip begins in Antonito, Colorado and ends in Chama, New Mexico. Along the way, it crosses … Continue reading

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Southern Colorado “Attractions”

We stayed a night in Fort Garland and then drove south to Antonito to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (next post). Along the way, we made (very) brief stops to see roadside attractions. Manassa, Colorado—Birthplace of Jack Dempsey … Continue reading

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US Olympic Museum and America the Beautiful Park

The US Olympic Museum, near downtown Colorado Springs, just opened last year. It wasn’t on my radar, but my boss chose it as a destination for a department outing. The building it’s in is rather ugly, in my opinion, like … Continue reading

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Sasquatch Outpost

We drove up into the mountains west of Denver to the tiny town of Bailey. We planned to buy a hot dog at Coney Island Boardwalk, the hot dog-shaped diner I ate at last summer, but it was closed—and it … Continue reading

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