Traveling through Colorado brings you to a lot of amazing sights, and one of these can be an old time Western town that still sees the old action that movies are made of. One of these, the Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway, Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway, CO, even has gunslinging action that visitors can see on a daily basis.
This old Western town has been a great attraction to visitors since 1958, and takes its guests back in time to the days of the old West. It is near the Royal Gorge at Canon City, and has even been the site where 20 films have been made. These films saw such stars as John Wayne, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Goldie Hawn, and Sam Elliott.
The town has thirty authentic buildings from the mid-1800's and takes visitors back to that day when the West was rough. A couple of buildings from that time period in Alma were actually taken apart board by board and then moved to this location and rebuilt. Today, there is a whole town on a Western street, and many of the buildings also have memorabilia from that era. The name "Buckskin Joe" comes from an actual historical man that wore buckskin, whose real name was Joseph Higgenbottom.
Every day in the town, there are a couple of shows in which there is a gunfight and also a live "hanging." Other activities include opportunities to visit the San Isabel mine and even pan for gold.
Other shows include the magic of Christian Augustine, who is well known in Las Vegas. This show is sure to excite and amaze the whole family as he performs illusions and provides humor with his show. These magic shows are only performed on weekends from Memorial Day until mid-June, and from Mid-August until Labor Day. In between, from Mid June until mid-August, they are performed on a daily basis, and several times a day.
Buckskin Joe's also has a "Town of Terror." This is the ideal place to go on October nights and is sure to provide some real scares for older teens and adults. Kids under the age of 12 are not permitted and little kids rarely go all the way through. It is rated as the number one haunt in Colorado. It is outdoors and guests will need to dress appropriately. It takes about 20 minutes to go through the Town of Terror. It is open from 7 PM until 12 PM on Friday and Saturday nights and from 7 PM until 10 PM on all other nights. The largest groups that go through the Town at one time are groups of four - just to maximize the effect.
Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway in Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway, CO, is a seasonal operation. It is closed during the colder months. It opens in mid-May and then runs through mid-September. Only the Town of Terror is then opened in the month of October, and runs for the whole month.
The Town has its own restaurant where guests can eat western style in the Gold Nugget Restaurant. They serve real Buffalo Burgers (100% buffalo) and also Purgatory Green Chili.
The Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway is right next door to the Royal Gorge Region and visitors will certainly want to walk over and see the highest suspension bridge in the world at Royal Gorge, where they can peer down into a chasm more than 1,000 feet down.