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Old 09-28-2006, 08:47 AM
 
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Hello, I'm a newcomer here. Lots of good info. My working vacation plans are for New Mexico and southern Colorado. CJ mentioned Cortez a town I haven't visited in about 6 yrs. and I'm definitely going to try Trinidad. Beautiful Pagosa Springs I think has gotten to expensive for me. Anyone familiar with the Route 12 Loop Highway of Legends and the Spanish Peaks?
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:29 PM
 
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Default col 12 hghwy of legends

sorry for the late response, but i own a log home right off of highway 12 north of a town called weston, and right below the spanish peaks. this is some of the most beautiful area in the country. aspens, blue sruce, huge elks herds and not a lot of snow. you can get a lot for your money here. 35 acre lots from around 40k and up. and your still only about 30 minutes from trinidad which has a wal-mart LOL. steve
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I'll be in that area soon. Are the properties still in that price range? Can you live there all year rouond. Getting to Trinidad in the middle of the winter, is it a problem? I am getting that Route 12 is about 8000 feet where as Trinidad is 6000 feet. Any retire type people in the area. I'll check this out soon but would appreciate information.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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The area immediately adjacent to the spanish peaks is real pretty. Once you get away from it (like towards trinidad) it get dusty and barren.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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On our way to NM; before you get to Ration Pass, I saw a little spot off to the right of the interstate that looked like what was once a community that is now deserted ruins that sits along a frontage road. Does anyone have any information on list location? How to get access to this frontage road, is this on private property? Any information would be appreciated.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Pikes Peak Region
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On our way to NM; before you get to Ration Pass, I saw a little spot off to the right of the interstate that looked like what was once a community that is now deserted ruins that sits along a frontage road. Does anyone have any information on list location? How to get access to this frontage road, is this on private property? Any information would be appreciated.
I'm guessing you saw the ruins of St. Aloysius church in what used to be the coal mining town of Morley, CO. Here's a link to learn more of the history: Morley, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is private property but interestingly enough it's for sale. Historic Morley "Cima" Townsite How cool would it be to own a ghost town?
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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That Church is part of the Santa Fe Trail Ranch subdivision. You get off exit 6 but can't get to the Ruins because it is a private subdivision of 35 acre homes. We're interested in building on the pass.
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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^Debbie just curious if you ever bought out that way. I remember reading some of your posts a few years back as I was looking at 35+ acre parcels out that way as well. At the end of the day I didn't go ahead with the purchase because the job offer that brought us out that way ended up not being the best fit. Also I was looking at land out by Weston and didn't like the active fracking going on on the parcels we could afford. Beautiful area though.
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