Wet Mountains Scenic Drive Florence to Colorado City Topo Map

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A 58-mile drive that traverses the Wet Mountains between Florence and Colorado City, passing historic sites, ragged canyons, and recreational areas. Far away, across the dusty prairie, the Wet Mountains lift above the western horizon like a hump-backed, blue cloud. Early pioneers, inching across the Great Plains in wagon caravans, saw a promise in those dreamlike mountains. Up there, beyond the dry land of short grass, yucca, and rattlesnakes, lay a cool oasis lush with wind-ruffled pine forests, wildflower-dotted meadows, and sparkling streams of clear water. A party of early Mormon emigrants, on reaching this mountain outpost, reveled in the wooded slopes and rain-laden clouds after their months-long trek over what was then called “The Great American Desert.” They named them the Wet Mountains; oddly enough, a name also given by the Spanish and Indians. Special attractions: Florence, San Isabel National Forest, Hardscrabble Canyon, Bishop Castle, Lake Isabel, Greenhorn Mountain, camping, hiking, fishing, aspen colors, and rock climbing. 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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Wetmore, Colorado

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