Santa Fe Trail Scenic Drive La Junta to Trinidad Topo Map

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This 80-mile-long scenic drive, following the old Santa Fe Trail, crosses the desolate high plains between La Junta and Trinidad. The limitless prairie brazenly stretches out beneath the blazing sun to a distant line of mountains perched on the horizon. Dusty arroyos, chiseled by quick runoff from occasional thunderstorms, seam broad valleys flanked by rock-rimmed cuestas and undulating hills. A few intermittent creekbeds twist dryly north to the Arkansas River, their water dwindling into sand and re-appearing as occasional bitter pools nestled in sandstone canyons. Out there in southeastern Colorado lies a land of little rain, fierce temperature ranges, and a leaping vault of azure sky. It’s a supple, muscular land, an arena of light and space that reminds us that untamed corners still exist. Special attractions: Santa Fe Trail, Bent’s Fort National Historic Site, Comanche National Grassland, Corazon de Trinidad National Historic District, Baca House-Bloom House-Pioneer Museum (Trinidad), scenic views, and hiking. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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La Junta, Colorado

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