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Old 03-22-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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Check out the map I have attached. Im going to be in the area for a couple of days. What would you definently see if you have never been to this area before?
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What to see in this part of Colorado. MAP ATTACHED!!!-colorado-springs.jpg  
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Hiking in the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Pueblo is on that map so a place to see is the Riverwalk in downtown Pueblo.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Bishop's Castle. Also, if you have time...The Great Sand Dunes National Monument but you need to go for a hike along the outer trail. The further away you go, the fewer people there are. As a matter of fact, some of the campsites at the end of the trail may not see a visitor all year.

Sorry I can't help you anymore with names etc. It's been a few years since I left Colorado but, I'm sure you can find what I'm talking about by "googling it"
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Definitely come thru Canon City and take a train ride on the Royal Gorge Route...then go up to the Royal Gorge....tour the Abbey Winery. Anywhere along the Arkansas River while driving down Highway 50.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Eventually I want to hit HWY 50 and head west toward Montrose. So which route, coming up from NM should I take?

I figure the roads I can come up from NM on are 285 or I25.

From 285 I could go to Saguache and hit 114 to HWY50, go through Alamosa and hit 17 and maybe run up to Buena Vista, or hit 160 and head through the Rio Grande National Forest.

From I25 I could cut off onto 69 and go up through Bradford, or stay on I25 and head through Pueblo to Colorado springs and then hit 24 and come back down through Buena Vista to HWY 50.

I have so many options and know that I am going to leave something out regardless of which one I choose. Thing is I am thinking of this as a once in a lifetime deal, so I want to see what is best this time, because I might not ever get another chance.

Thank you for the help.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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The Great Sand Dunes National Monument but you need to go for a hike along the outer trail...
Since you really seem to appreciate the area, you might be interested to know that Great Sand Dunes is no longer a National Monument. I was officially expanded into a National Park in 2004. I'm not sure of all the technical differences between the two designations, but it basically means that it gets more funding to go toward preservation and facilities.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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Since you really seem to appreciate the area, you might be interested to know that Great Sand Dunes is no longer a National Monument. I was officially expanded into a National Park in 2004. I'm not sure of all the technical differences between the two designations, but it basically means that it gets more funding to go toward preservation and facilities.
Now since you mentioned it, I do remember hearing about that. 2004 is when I left Colorado but I had always wanted to take a backpacking trip to the "end of the dunes"
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