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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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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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St. Elmo

We unintentionally rendezvoused with a whole bunch of other people at St. Elmo, the ghost down at the foot of Mount Princeton. It was too crowded to really enjoy. We watched the Broad-tailed and Rufous Hummingbirds that were all over … Continue reading

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The Stanley Hotel

We were footloose over Thanksgiving, so we decided to head out of town for two nights. Our destination was The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. I’d driven through the town before, and seen the hotel up on the hill, but … Continue reading

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Hole N’ the Rock

This tourist trap comes complete with a misplaced apostrophe. Hole N’ the Rock is about five miles south of Moab. It advertises itself with huge letters painted in white on a cliff. We were the only visitors when we arrived … Continue reading

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