Around the Spanish Peaks
  • Release Date : 19 January 2022
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 127 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780738576244
Ratings: 4
From 235 Voters
Get This Book

Download or read book entitled Around the Spanish Peaks by author: Mike Butler which was release on 19 January 2022 and published by Arcadia Publishing with total page 127 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Rising up to 13,623 feet above the plains, the twin Spanish Peaks in southern Colorado have been a beacon to travelers for centuries. Native Americans from the Comanche and Ute tribes pitched their teepees in the lush river valleys around the mountains. Spanish explorers from Mexico followed legends of gold here. Migrants on the Santa Fe Trail sighted the peaks at the end of their long trek across the Great Plains. Coal mining and railroads brought a new wave of settlers to the region in the 1870s. Today, visitors head to Walsenburg, La Veta, and Cuchara to enjoy the incredible mountain scenery and year-round recreational activities.