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              1893 color map of Southwestern Colorado, also showing parts of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico                   here on this page:

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Alamosa County
Archuleta County
+ Pagosa Springs
Conejos County
Costilla County
Delta County
Dolores County
Gunnison County
Hinsdale County
La Plata County
+ Durango
Mineral County
Montezuma County
+ Cortez + Mesa Verde
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(South Fork)
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San Juan County
(Silverton)
San Miguel County
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Colorado Scenic Guide, Southern Region book by Lee Gregory  
"Colorado Scenic Guide: Southern Region" [1984]
by Lee Gregory

Johnson Books 3rd edition 9x6 pb [6/96] for $11.66
Ghost Towns Colorado Style Southern Region book by Kenneth Jessen  "Ghost Towns, Colorado Style: Volume 3 - Southern Region" [2001]
by Kenneth Jessen

includes over 280 town histories, 150 detailed maps, and 230 historic & contemporary photographs
J.V. Publns 8½x5½ pb [5/2001] for $23.76

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad herald  Rio Grande Scenic Railroad alphatype
website on the mountains of Southern Colorado & Northern New Mexico
San Luis Valley [CO] Museum Association

http://www.deltacountycolorado.com/ http://www.durango.org/ http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/ http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/ http://www.visitmontrose.com/ http://www.ouraycolorado.com/ http://www.visittelluride.com/

Colorado's Scenic Byways
official state Scenic Byways website

Trail of The Ancients Scenic Byway #1
116 miles in four states; from Hovenweep National Monument at the Utah-Colorado border, east to Cortez, with a branch to Mesa Verde
National Park, then south and west on U.S. Highway 160 to the Four Corners Monument.

Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway #2
133 miles in Mesa, Montrose & San Miguel Counties; from Whitewater (south of Grand Junction), west to Gateway, south thru
Dolores River Canyon to Uravan, and to Naturita and Placerville.

San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway #9
236-mile circular route in Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan & San Miguel Counties; from Placerville south to Telluride, Rico, Dolores,
Cortez (Mesa Verde National Park), east to Mancos & Durango (D&SNGRR), north to Silverton, Ouray & Ridgway, and back to Placerville.

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway #10 in SW Colorado
65-mile plus route in Hinsdale, La Plata, Ouray & San Juan Counties; from Ouray go south, but do NOT take the turn to Capitol City; turn east at
Cinnamon Pass toward Lake City, then west to Capitol City {ghost town} & Engineer Pass, repeat the short stretch south, and keep going
south and west to Animas Forks {ghost town} & Silverton.

Silver Thread Scenic Byway #11
117 miles in Hinsdale & Rio Grande Counties; from US Highway 50 south to Lake City & Creede & South Fork

West Elk Loop Scenic Byway #13 in Western Colorado
205-mile route shaped like a lasso, in Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin Counties; south of Glenwood Springs on I-70: from Carbondale go south on State Highway 133 to Redstone, short sidetrack to Marble, and over McClure Pass, where the road splits; east on 135 goes over Kebler Pass {may be closed in Winter} to Crested Butte & Gunnison; west on 133 goes to Paonia & Hotchkiss, then south on 92 to Crawford, closing the loop at Gunnison on U.S. Highway 50. (The Black Canyon of the Gunnison River National Park is off the Byway and closed in Winter.)

Top of The Rockies Scenic Byway #14
82 miles in Chaffee, Eagle, Lake, Pitkin & Summit Counties; off I-70 near Minturn over Tennessee Pass to Leadville or
off I-70 near Frisco over Fremont Pass to Leadville, then south to Granite, Independence Pass and Aspen

Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway #16
129 miles in Alamosa, Chaffee & Conejos Counties; north from Alamosa and then east to Great Sand Dunes,
south to Salida, west to Antonito, and west on State Highway 17 to the state line

Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway #20
131 miles of convoluted route between Florissant and Florence in Fremont & Teller Counties; also includes towns of Cripple Creek, Victor, and Cañon City


Alamosa County, Colorado
Alamosa County covers 723.53 square miles ((1,874 km²); population is 16,148 (2012 estimate); includes
the towns of Alamosa {county seat}, Alamosa East, Hooper & Mosca.
http://www.alamosacounty.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamosa_County,_Colorado

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http://www.cityofalamosa.org/ ZIP 81101
www.alamosa.com
Alamosa Convention & Visitors Bureau = www.alamosa.org
Inn of the Rio Grande Hotel in Alamosa = www.innoftherio.com
Alamosa Lamplighter Motel = www.alamosalamplightermotel.com
  SLV Brewing Co. Brewery in Alamosa = www.slvbrewco.com
Narrow Gauge Newsstand & Book Store in Alamosa
http://www.sorumtractor.com/ Sorum Tractor - New Holland dealer [est. 1946] in Alamosa
Milagro’s Coffeehouse, 529 Main Street, Alamosa CO
The San Luis Valley Museum [], 401 Hunt Avenue in Alamosa, CO

daily standard-gauge trips to La Veta & back; weekend standard-gauge trips to Antonito & back  Rio Grande Scenic Railroad [built 1878; opened 2006] at Alamosa, Colorado
official websiteentry on the Colorado Trains Pages


Archuleta County, Colorado
Archuleta County covers 1,355.48 square miles (3,511 km²); population is 12,013 (2011 estimate); includes
the towns of Arboles, Chimney Rock, Chromo, the ghost town of Juanita, and Pagosa Springs {county seat}.
http://www.archuletacounty.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archuleta_County,_Colorado

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City of Pagosa Springs, Colorado
www.PagosaSpringsChamber.com
http://www.visitPagosaSprings.com
luxury www.PagosaHotSprings.com
Pagosa Lodge, Pagosa Springs www.pagosalodge.com/
Four Corners Folk festival [Aug-Sept 2013 = #18] in Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Fred Harman Art Museum in Pagosa Springs, Colorado
www.FargaoMarketCafe.com
www.WolfCreekSki.com
www.AlloyHouseGrille.com
www.TheBackRoomWineBar.com
www.PagosaBrewing.com
www.NellosBistro.com
www.PagosaBakingCompany.com
www.KipsGrill.com
Coyote Moon


Conejos County, Colorado [est. 1861]
Conejos County covers 1,290.87 square miles (3,343 km²); population is 8,275 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of Antonito, La Jara, Manassa,
Romeo & Sanford, and the communities of Bear Creek, Bountiful, Cañon City, Capulin, Carmel, Conejos {county seat}, Elk Creek, Fox Creek,
Guadalupe, Horca, La Florida, La Sauses, Las Mesitas, Lobatos, Mogote, Ortiz, Osier, Platoro, Richfield, Rincones, San Antonio, and Sheep Creek.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Antonito, Colorado
http://www.elkmeadowranch.net/ near Antonito, Colorado
http://www.narrowgaugerailroadinn.info/ in Antonito "& RV Park"
Dos Hermanas Mexican-American Steakhouse in Antonito CO open Tue-Sun
Train Stop Gifts in Antonito CO
http://www.indianajoneshome.com/ in Antonito
C&TSRR at Antonito CO
http://www.slvguide.com/Antonito/Index.htm
http://www.FoxCreekLures.com redir
http://www.slvguide.com/Antonito/TrainStopGifts.HTM
San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad
http://www.wildwestshow.com/ = T-Bone Ranch & Wild West Show
Conejos Canyon River Ranch [est. 1895] just north of Antonito, Colorado

Cañon City, Colorado
Cañon City, Colorado Chamber of Commerce
Cañon City Supply [est. 1968], 312 So. Tenth Street
1922 ex-Westside Lumber Co. 3-truck Shay-geared steam locomotive Georgetown Loop #8 is on static display at Cañon City AT&SF Depot.
D&RGW steel caboose #01402 long sat at the Burger King, moved to Canon City Supply yard (312 S. Tenth Street) in 2006.


Costilla County, Colorado
Costilla County covers 1,230.44 square miles (3,187 km²); population is 3,663 (2010 estimate); includes the towns of
Blanca, Fort Garland, San Luis {county seat} & Chama
http://www.costillacounty-co.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costilla_County,_Colorado

Ute Creek Station Restaurant in Fort Garland


Delta County, Colorado [est. 1883]
Delta County covers 1,148.52 square miles (2,975 km²); population is 30,432 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of
Cedaredge, Cory, Crawford, Delta {county seat}, Hotchkiss, Orchard City & Paonia

http://www.deltacounty.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_County,_Colorado
http://www.deltacolorado.org/ Delta Area C of C
2013 Delta County Visitors Guide - all 32 pages online

Cedaredge, Colorado
http://www.cedaredgecolorado.com/
Mountain Valley News weekly newspaper [1992-2013] was based in Cedaredge, Colorado

City of Delta, Colorado 81416 [est. 1883]
http://www.delta-co.gov/
Egyptian Theatre [built 1928, restored 1997, 3-D added 2009] in Delta, Colorado
Tru-Vu Drive-In Theater [est. 1956; open May-Sept], on Highway 92 in Delta, Colorado
Delta County Independent weekly newspaper [est. 1883], 401 Meeker Street in Delta, Colorado

Hotchkiss, Colorado 81419

Paonia, Colorado
High Country News [est. 1970] based in Paonia, Colorado


Dolores County, Colorado[est. 1881]
Dolores County covers 1,068.09 square miles (2,766 km²); population is 1,994 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of
Dove Creek {county seat} & Rico, and the community of Cahone {and Egnar & Pleasant View in adjacent counties}
http://www.dolorescounty.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_County,_Colorado


Gunnison County, Colorado [est. 1877]
Gunnison County covers 3,259.75 square miles (8,443 km²); population is 15,475 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of
Almont, Crested Butte, Crystal, City of Gunnison {county seat}, Marble, Mount Crested Butte, Ohio City, Parlin, Pitkin,
Pittsburg, Powderhorn, Sapinero, Somerset & Tincup
http://www.gunnisoncounty.org/
www.GunnisonCrestedButte,com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnison_County,_Colorado
Western State College of Colorado [est. 1901] in Gunnison, Colorado
Gunnison Inn Hotel = www.gunnisoninn.com
Alpine Inn Hotel = www.gunnisonalpineinn.com
Gunnison Visitor Ctr C of C = www.gunnisonchamber.com
Cattlemen's Days & PRCA Rodeo [July 2014] in Gunnison, Colorado
Gunnison Pioneer Museum [est. 1905; open May-Sept]
Gunnison Arts Center [est. 1989]
Gunnison Car Show [Aug 2014 = #27]

The Last Steer bar & grill in Crested Butte, CO
Crested Butte [CO] Wildflower Festival [July 2014 = #27]

6,400-acre Bear Ranch in Gunnison County, Colorado - 12 miles or so east of Paonia {Delta County}, Colorado on Hwy 133
Bear Ranch Land Exchange website


Hinsdale County, Colorado [est. 1874]
Hinsdale County covers 1,123.14 square miles (2,909 km²); population is 843 (2010 census).
http://www.hinsdalecountycolorado.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinsdale_County,_Colorado

Henson, Colorado

Lake City [est. 1874] is the only incorporated town in Hinsdale County
The Tic Toc Diner [1938] moved from New Mexico to Lake City, Colorado in 2000

ghost town of Capitol City, Colorado


La Plata County, Colorado
La Plata County covers 1,699.93 square miles (4,403 km²); population is 52,401 (2012 estimate); includes the City of Durango {county seat};
the towns of Bayfield & Ignacio; and the communities of Bondad, Breen, Falfa, Gem Village, Hermosa, Hesperus, Oxford, Redmesa & Tiffany.
http://co.laplata.co.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Plata_County,_Colorado

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad [built 1881] in La Plata & San Juan Counties
official websitedetailed information

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City of Durango, Colorado [incorp. 1881] elev. 6,512 feet
official websiteentry at Wikipedia
Durango [CO] Public Library, 1900 E. Third Avenue in Durango, Colorado
official Durango, Colorado Tourism Office [est. 2003]
Discover Durango subsite
Travel Guide for Durango, Colorado [est. 1996]
Durango [CO} Downtown community blog [est. 1995]
Durango [CO] Magazine [bi-annual est. 1986]
The Durango [CO] Herald newspaper [est. 1881]
independent Durango Telegraph weekly newspaper [est. 2002]
Your Durango - a simple resource for Durango, Colorado
The Durango Railroad Historical Society [est. 1999]
La Plata County Historical Society's Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Avenue in Durango, Colorado
Fort Lewis College [est. 1911], 1000 Rim Drive in Durango, Colorado
Fuzziwig's Candy Factory chain [est. 1995], 656 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado

Durango Magazine online dining guide
Beau Jo's Mountain Bistro, 400 So. Camino Del Rio {{ closed }}
  Carver's Brewing Co. [est. 1986] and Patio, 1022 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
  Christina's Bar & Grill, 21382 US Highway 160 West {{ closed }}
  Common Grounds Café in the Durango Public Library lobby [est. 2014], 1900 E. Third Avenue in Durango, Colorado
Common Sense Cafe internet & fine coffee, 1480 E. Second Avenue in Durango, Colorado {{ closed }}
Cosmopolitan Restaurant on historic Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado {{ closed }}
Desert Sun Coffee Roasters [est. 2004], 284 Sawyer Drive in Durango, Colorado
  Diamond Belle Saloon at the Strater Hotel [built 1887]
Durango Brewing Company & Taproom [est. 1990], 3000 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
Durango Coffee Roasters [est. 1980], 730 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
Durango Joe's Coffee [est. 2004] - 8 convenient locations in Durango, Farmington, and Aztec
El Rancho Tavern [built 1897], 975 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
  Lady Falconburgh's Barley Exchange Alehouse and Kitchen [], 640 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
  Lone Spur Café, 619 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
The Mahogany Grille at the Strater Hotel [built 1887]
Nini's Taqueria funky, casual Mexican food [est. 2002], 552 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
Olde Tymers Cafe & Patio [est. 1981], 1000 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
Raider Ridge Cafe [est. 2006], 509 E. Eighth Avenue in Durango, Colorado
The Rocket Grill at the Fort Lewis College Student Union building
  Ska Brewing Company [], 225 Girard Street in Durango, Colorado
Skinny's Grill Mexican & Southwestern food [], 1017 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
  Steamworks Brewing Co. in Durango, Colorado
Brickhouse Café
Cocina Linda
Cuckoo's Chicken House
CJs Diner
Cyprus Café
Durango Bagel
Farquahrts – Pizza Mia
Golden Dragon
Home Slice Pizza
Jitters Java
Ken & Sue's
Kachina Kitchen
Magpies Newsstand Café
Norton's To Go
Palace Restaurant
Steaming Bean Coffee
Serious Texas Barbeque
Scoot 'n Blues Café and Lounge

Apple Orchard Inn B&B near Durango, Colorado
Durango Downtown Inn, 800 Camino Del Rio in Durango, Colorado
Durango Lodge, 150 E. Fifth Street in Durango, Colorado
General Palmer Hotel, 567 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado
Leland House & Rochester Hotel, 721 E. Second Avenue in Durango, Colorado
historic Strater Hotel [built 1887], 699 Main Avenue in Durango, Colorado

Zuberfizz™ is made by Durango Soda Company [est. 1/2002]
San Juan Symphony of Farmington, NM & Durango, Colorado
www.SorrelSky.com = gallery in Durango
KRMU-TV Channel 20 Rocky Mtn PBS affiliate in Durango, CO
Big Dog radio 96.9-FM http://www.bigdog969.com/
http://www.transluxmovies.com/ = Gaslight + High 5
http://www.abbeytheatre.com/
http://www.durangofirerescue.org/
train horns for cars & trucks - based in Durango, Colorado
Victorian Aid Society [est. 1997] in Durango, Colorado
D&SNG 1882 train station, 479 Main Avenue in Durango, CO
Durango’s free trolleys
D&SNGRR Durango Museum opened in 1998 inside 8 stalls of the ‘new’ 15-stall roundhouse built in 1989

www.DurangoFilm.org [Feb-March 2008 = #3] + FF
www.DurangoMeltdown.com bluegrass festival [April]
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown in April

Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival [March 2014 = #1] in Durango, Colorado
www.StrawBaleConference.com [Sept 2007] in Durango, Colorado
http://www.somethingwildfilmfest.com/ [Nov 2017 = #1] in Durango, Colorado

Blue Lake Ranch B&B, 16919 Hwy 140 is 11 miles west of Durango in Hesperus, Colorado
Purgatory & Durango Mountain Resort is 27 miles north of Durango


Mineral County, Colorado
Mineral County covers 877.70 square miles (2,273 km²); population is 709 (2012 estimate);
includes the Town of Creede {county seat} and Spar City & Wagon Wheel Gap
http://www.mineralcountycolorado.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_County,_Colorado

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Town of Creede, Colorado [incorp. 1892]
http://www.creede.com/city-of-creede.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creede,_Colorado
Creede [CO] & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce
Creede [CO] Repertory Theatre [est.1966]
Fireman's Inn in Creede = www.theoldfirehouse.com [built 1892, closed 4/2014 - ask downstairs]
Creede Visitor Ctr C of C = www.creede.com
Creede Theatre
Wason Ranch [est. 1870s, guest ranch since 1963], 19082 Colorado Highway 149 south of Creede, Colorado

Creede Magazine quarterly  
"Creede Magazine: The Premier Small-Town
Magazine of The San Juans"

official website
quarterly subscriptions start at $24/year


Montezuma County, Colorado [est. 1889]
Montezuma County covers 2,040.2 square miles (5,284 km²); population is 25,431 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of Cahone,
Cortez {county seat}, Dolores, Lewis Arriola, Mancos, Pleasant View, Towaoc & Yellow Jacket - and Mesa Verde National Park &
Yucca House National Monument, and parts of Canyons of The Ancients National Monument & Hovenweep National Monument
http://www.co.montezuma.co.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montezuma_County,_Colorado

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City of Cortez, Colorado
CortezChamber.org
Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez in SW Colorado
www.CortezCulturalCenter.org
  Main Street Restaurant & Brewery in Cortez
Notah Dineh Trading Co. & Museum [est. 1961] in Cortez, Colorado
Intermountain Farmers Assn. [est. 1923] store in Cortez, Colorado

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City of Dolores, Colorado
Dolores Restaurant
  Dolores River Brewery
www.RioGrandeSouthernHotel.com
The Depot
Naked Moose Restaurant & Lounge
www.DMinn.com
www.DoloresLodging.com
Lebanon Schoolhouse B&B built 1907 in Dolores, Colorado

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City of Mancos, Colorado 81328 :: Gateway to Mesa Verde
Lake Mancos [CO] Dude Ranch
Antlers Country cafe
www.JoseDeMancos.com
Millwood Junction Restaurant
www.CKranch.com
www.SandCanyon.com = inn
www.angelfire.com/co2/tomahawk = lodge
www.EnchantedMesaMotel.com
www.OldMancosInn.com
www.M-V-motel.com
www.LakeMancosRanch.com
www.LebanonSchoolhouse.com = B&B
www.LostCanyonLakeLodge.com
www.MancosValley.com
www.TheStagecoach.com = rides
www.KellyPlace.com B&B
http://www.sundancebear.com Sundance Bear Lodge in Mancos, Colorado

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Mesa Verde National Park area in Colorado
http://www.NPS.gov/meve/ = Mesa Verde {cliff dwellings} National Park [est. 1906 by Teddy Roosevelt]
Mesa Verde National Park: The First 100 Years (Hardcover) 1555915493
Mesa verde stamp 6/29/M6
www.mesa.verde.national-park.com/ unofficial site
www.MesaVerdeCountry.com
www.MesaVerde2006.com
www.UteMountainUte.com
www.visitMesaVerde.com = Mesa Verde Park Lodge
CO.BLM.gov/ahc/
www.CrowCanyon.org
www.MesaVerdePottery.com
www.FlagstoneMeadows.com B&B
www.WillowTailSprings.com
www.EchoBasin.com dude ranch
www.3vbee.com/neros/home.html = Nero's Restaurant
www.TheHomesteaders.com
Shiloh Steakhouse
Ute Coffee Shop
www.PriestGulch.com = RV?
www.GrizzlyRoadhouse.com B&B
www.cottagebiz.com B&B
www.TheJollyrancher.com


Montrose County, Colorado [est. 1883]
Montrose County covers 2,242.60 square miles (5,808 km²); population is 40,725 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of Bedrock, Cimarron,
Coventry, Mather, City of Montrose {county seat}, Mountain View, Naturita, Nucla, Olathe, Paradox, Pinon, Redvale, Uravan & Ute
http://www.montrosecounty.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montrose_County,_Colorado


Ouray County, Colorado [est. 1877]
Ouray County covers 542.21 square miles (1,404 km²); population is 4,530 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of
Ouray {county seat} & Ridgway, and the communities of Camp Bird, Colona, Eldredge, Loghill Village, Portland & Thistledown
http://www.ouraycountyco.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouray_County,_Colorado
Ouray County Railroad Days [Sept 2013] in Ridgway, Colorado

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City of Ouray [incorp. 1876]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouray,_Colorado
annual 'Atlas Shrugged' Celebration Day on September 2nd in Ouray, Colorado
www.OurayHotSprings.com

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Town of Ridgway [incorp. 1891]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridgway,_Colorado
Chipeta Sun Lodge & Spa in Ridgway, Colorado
http://www.mtsneffelspress.com/ ridgway colo
http://www.ouraynet.com/
Ridgway Railroad Museum [est. 1998] in Ridgway, Colorado


Rio Grande County, Colorado [est. 1874]
Rio Grande County covers 912.14 square miles (2,362 km²); population is 11,943 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of
Center, Del Norte {county seat}, Monte Vista & South Fork
http://www.RioGrandeCounty.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande_County,_Colorado
www.RioGrandeCountry.com Rio Grande County Tourism Board

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Boogie's Restaurant in Del Norte

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Mountain View Restaurant in Monte Vista
Pecosa Inn Hotel in Monte Vista = www.pecosainn.com
Transportation of The West Museum, 916 First Avenue (Highway 160) in Monte Vista, CO
Monte Vista Historical Society [est. 1987] in Monte Vista, CO
Collections West Coffee Shop at the corner of First & Adams
http://www.kslvradio.com/ KSLV 1240AM out of Monte Vista

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www.SouthFork.org ZIP 81154
Spruce Lodge Hotel in South Fork = www.thespruselodge.com
Rainbow Lodge Hotel in South Fork
Allington Inn in South Fork = www.allingtoninn.com
Riverbend Resort & RV Park in South Fork = www.riverbend-resort.com
rio grande golf club & resort [] just outside of South Fork, CO
http://www.southfork.org/silver-thread-scenic-byway/89-silver-thread-scenic-byway
http://www.southfork.org/ South Fork Visitor Center [est. 2005]
http://www.southforkcolorado.org/ cofc
http://www.southforkoldfirehouse.com/ moving from Creede in June 2014 > 30B Jackson St.
Brown's Cafe
Rainbow Grocery
http://www.southforklodgeandrv.com/ South Fork Lodge and RV Park
Allington Inn & Suites
Fun Valley RV Park
Hungry Logger Restaurant
http://www.southforktines.com/ based in Monte Vista
http://www.foothillslodgeandcabins.com
http://www.SpruceLodges.com Spruce Lodge 29431 W. Highway 160

GOLD STAR: Operates a ten-passenger speeder 'Silver Streak' on the old D&RG railroad line for 11 miles to Wagon Wheel Gap, with an available hour-long 7-mile extension to the wye at Wason Ranch south of Creede  Denver and Rio Grande Railroad [est. 2000], 97 Ponderosa Drive in South Fork, Colorado
Railroad scenes for the 2013 "Lone Ranger" movie were filmed on the Denver & Rio Grande RR near South Fork, Colorado


Saguache County, Colorado [est. 1866]
Saguache County covers 3,170.25 square miles (8,211 km²); population is 6,304 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of
Bonanza, Center, Crestone, La Garita, Moffat, Saguache {county seat}, Sargeants & Villa Grove
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Saguache, Colorado [incorp. 1891] ZIP 81149
Saguache [CO] Crescent newspaper [est. 1917?]
Saguache County Museum [] and The Old Jail [1908-1958]
The Hazard House Museum [built 1913, open 1997], 807 Pitkin Avenue in Saguache, Colorado

Town of Crestone, Colorado [incorp. 1875] ZIP 81131
Crestone, Colorado official website
Crestone, Colorado Directory [est. 2000]
Crestone Eagle monthly newspaper/magazine [est. 2012?]
Crestone [CO] Music Festival [Aug 2015 = #17]
Crestone Solar School [est. 2007] workshops in Crestone, Colorado


San Juan County, Colorado [est. 1876]
San Juan County covers 388.29 square miles (1,006 km²); population is 690 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of
Animas Forks, Eureka, Howardsville, Middleton, Needleton & Silverton {county seat}
http://www.sanjuancountycolorado.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_County,_Colorado
San Juan County Historical Society [est. 1964]

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad [built 1881] in La Plata & San Juan Counties
official websitedetailed information

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ghost town of Gladstone, Colorado
Sunnyside Mine flooded in June 1978, closed down January 1985, still leaking poison into Cement Creek

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City of Silverton, Colorado [incorp. 1885]
http://www.silverton.co.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverton,_Colorado
Old Hundred Gold Mine [est. 1872, last operation 1973] Tour {open May-September} in Silverton, Colorado
www.SilvertonMountain.com = ski area six miles from Silverton, Colorado
http://www.thescarlethouse.com/ Silverton
D&SNG Silverton Museum at 1882 station, Tenth & Cement Streets in Silverton, Colorado
Silverton Museum & Mining Heritage Center in Silverton, Colorado
Grand Imperial Hotel [built 1882], 1219 Greene Street in Silverton, Colorado
Grumpy's Restaurant & Saloon at the Grand Imperial Hotel
Kendall Mountain Recreation Area in Silverton, Colorado
Silverton Web Works Services {design, hosting & SEO} in Silverton, Colorado
The Wyman Hotel & Inn historic luxury hotel & B&B [est. 1902], 1371 Greene Street in Silverton, Colorado
Silverton Standard newspaper [est. 1889] for San Juan County


San Miguel County, Colorado
San Miguel County covers 1,288.49 square miles (3,337 km²); population is 7,580 (2012 estimate); includes the towns of
Mountain Village, Norwood, Ophir, Placerville, Sawpit & Telluride {county seat}
http://www.sanmiguelcounty.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_County,_Colorado

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Town of Ophir, Colorado [chartered 1979]
http://www.town-ophir.co.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophir,_Colorado
GOLD STAR: est. 1891 - the world's first hydroelectric plant providing alternating current electricity; still in use today  Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant [est. 1891] near Ophir, Colorado

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City of Telluride, Colorado 81435 [est. 1878, incorp. 1887]
www.Telluride.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telluride,_Colorado
The Historic Sheridan Opera House [est. July 1913] in Telluride, Colorado
Wild West Fest Children's Program [est. 1990] of The Sheridan Opera House
New Sheridan Hotel [est. 1891], 231 W. Colorado Avenue in Telluride, Colorado
Telluride [CO] Bluegrass Festival [June 2005 = #32]
Hotel Columbia, 301 W. San Juan Avenue in Telluride, Colorado
Cosmopolitan Restaurant [est. 1996] at Hotel Columbia in Telluride, Colorado
Capella Telluride Hotel & Condos [est. 2009], 568 Mountain Village Blvd. in Telluride, Colorado
The Hotel Telluride, 199 No. Cornet Street in Telluride, Colorado
http://www.tellurideblues.com/2004/breweries.html {+ blues}

Telluride [CO] Film Festival [Labor Day Weekend 2010 = #37]

Indian Country of Southwest Colorado

There are only two small Native American reservations in Colorado, both in the southwest corner of the state.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Reservation based at Ignacio, Colorado (La Plata & Archuleta Counties)
official websiteWikipedia

Mountain Ute Indian Tribe Reservation based at Towaoc, Colorado (Montezuma & La Plata Counties)
official websiteWikipedia



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