Mountain Branch Byway Friends and Family




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 Colorado Byway's

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Business Members

We are grateful for their support. Join us in thanking them by doing business with them while visiting or take time to participate in their activities on the Santa Fe Trail.

A R Mitchell Art Museum
Best Western Bent's Fort
Bents Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association
Boggsville Historic Site
Black Jack's Saloon Steakhouse and Inn
Chicosa Canyon B&B
Colorado Tourism Office
Comanche National Grassland
Century Savings and Loan
El Pueblo Living History Association
Friends of Historic Trinidad
First National Bank
Gorden Inspections
Koshare Indian Museum
La Junta Economic Develeopment-
La Junta Tourism Board-
Pioneer Historical Society
Rice Creek Resources- Richard Haskett, 2139 Violet Lane New Brighton, MN 55112,
Richard and Elaine Wittman Welding-
Ronald Dulle Photography-
Santa Fe Trail Alpacas
Southeast Colorado Economic Development
pbulletSouthwest Legacy, Trish Keck Trinidad Area Artist, oils, pottery, 859-7702,
Stone Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Tarabino Bed and Breakfast
Trinidad Historical Society
Trinidad History Museum - A Colorado Historical Society Property
Trinidad-Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
Trinidad-Las Animas County Economic Development, Inc
Trinidad Tourism Board
Trinidad State Junior College


Sites of Attraction on the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail

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Baca House~ Bloom Mansion~Santa Fe Trail Museum~Historic Gardens~Museum Bookstore-
Bents Old Fort-
Big Timbers Museum -
Boggsville historic site-
Colorado Welcome Center - Trinidad, Colorado, 719-846-9512-
Colorado Welcome Center- Lamar, Colorado (719) 336-3483 -
El Corazon De Trinidad -
Fowler Historical Society -
Iron Spring-
John Martin Reservoir State Park -
Koshare Indian Dancers & Museum-
Lesser Prairie Chicken Viewing Area-
Louden-Henritze Archaeology Museum-
Ludlow Massacre-
National Scenic Byways Online-
Otero Museum-
Old Firehouse No. 1-
Picketwire Canyonlands Dinosaur Tracksite-
Picketwire Canyonlands Virtual tour of Rock Art -
Picture Canyon-
Santa Fe National Historic Trail -
Santa Fe National Historic Trail Sites on Comanche National Grasslands-
Sand Creek -
Sand Creek National Park Service site -
Sand Creek Tours -
Spanish Peaks -
Trinidad History Museum-
Trinidad Lake State Park-
Trinidad Skate Park- Comming soon.
Vogel Canyon Picnic Area-


Mountain Branch Byway Partners & Supporters

Adventure Cycling -
American Recreation Coalition -
Americas Byways -
Best Western Bent's Fort Inn -
Bicycle Colorado -
Colorado Vacation Guide-
Colorado Birding -
Colorado directory and information on the web -
Colorado Department of Transportation-
Colorado Division of Wildlife-
Colorado's Frontier -
Colorado Historical Society-
Colorado Lottery Scenic Byway Projects-
Colorado Scenic Byways-
Colorado State Archives-
Colorado State Forest Services-
Colorado Traveler Information -
Colorado Tourism Office -
Colorado Wilderness Guide-
Colorado's Best Resources-
Federal Highway Administration-
First National Bank of Trinidad-
Fowler Historical Society & Museum-
Interactive Santa Fe Trail Home page-
La Junta High School Theatre -
Links to the Santa Fe Trail -
Mobil Travel Guide -
National Historic Santa Fe Trail -
National Parks Service -
National Register of Historic Places -
National Scenic Byways Oline -
National Scenic Byway Foundation -
Picketwire Center for the performing and Visual Arts -
The Overland Trail -
Santa Fe Trail New Mexico Scenic Byway -
Santa Fe Trail Association -
Santa Fe Trail Association CORAZÓN DE LOS CAMINOS chapter -
Santa Fe Trail Association - The Santa Fe Trail open directory!-
Santa Fe National Historic Trail Brochure-
Southern Colorado Economic Development District, Inc., 719-336-3850-
Southeast Colorado Business Network-
Southeast Colorado Resource Conservation and Development Inc. -
Stone Mansion Bed and Breakfast -
Trinidad Tourism Web site-
Trinidad-Las Animas County Economic Development, Inc., Toll Free (800) 748-1970 mail-
Trinidad Riverwalk-
Trinidad State Junior College-
Your Daily dose of the mountains!-


City & County Links

Baca County-
Bent County-
City of Lamar-
City of La Junta-
Kiowa County-
Kiowa County-
Otero County- Colorado Genealogy and History site-
Prowers County-
Prowers County Genealogy-
Springfield Colorado-
Trinidad Colorado-
Trinidad/Las Animas County-


Chamber of Commerce Links

Eads Chamber of Commerce, 719-438-5595
La Junta Chamber of Commerce, 719-384-7411
Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 719-336-4379 -
Las Animas Chamber of Commerce, 719-456-0453
Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce, 719-254-7483-
South East Colorado Enterprise District, 719-336-3850-
Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 719-523-4061-
Trinidad-Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce, 719-846-9285-


News Papers

The Trinidad Chronicle News- 719-846-3311, 200 West Church Street, PO Box 763, Trinidad, CO 81082
Trinidad Times Independent- 719-846-8799, 816 Arizona Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082
La Junta Tribune Democrat- 719-384-4475, 422 Colorado Ave., La Junta, CO 81050
Ag Journal Online-
Pueblo Chieftan-
Raton Range-
Rock Ford Gazette- 719-254-3351
Fowler Tribune- 719-263-5311
Lamar Daily News- 719-336-2266,
Springfield Plainsman Herald- 719-523-6254
Baca Weekly- fax-719-523-6655
Bent County Weekly- 719-456-1333
The Colorado Springs Gazette-
The Denver Post-



KCRT Radio- 719-846-3355, 100 Fisher Drive, Trinidad, CO 81082,, Trinidad's Radio Connection on 92.5 FM and 1240 AM and also on 96.5 in other local areas.
KSPK Walsenburg- 719-738-3636 , 516 Main Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089,, KSPK FM is southern Colorado's first regional FM station south of Pueblo. KSPK brings a big market sound to a large audience of southern Colorado listeners. KSPK's format consists of new country hits with some of the older country favorites mixed in.
KBUZ La Junta- 719-384-5456
KLMR Lamar- 719-336-2206
KVAY Lamar- 719-336-8734


Junior Colleges

Lamar Community College, 2401 South Main, Lamar CO 81052, 719-336-2248-
Otero Junior College, La Junta-
Trinidad State Junior College-


Colorado Scenic Byways-

Southeast Colorado
Highway of Legends- Length: 82 miles, Driving time: 2 hours, Contact: Trinidad Welcome Center, 309 Nevada Avenue, Trinidad CO 81082, (719)742-3822, Website:
Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway- Mountain Branch- Length: 188 miles, Driving time: 4 hours, Contact: Trinidad History Museum, 312 E. Main Street, Trinidad, PO Box 118, Trinidad CO 81082 (719)846-7217, Email:, Website:

South Central Colorado
Los Caminos Antiguos- Length: 129 miles, Driving time: 3 hours, Contact: Fort Garland Museum & Visitor Center, Fort Garland CO 81133, (719)378-3512, Email:, Website:
Top of the Rockies- Length: 82 miles, Driving time: 2 hours, Contact:Greater Leadville Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 861, Leadville CO 80461, (719)486-3900 / 800-933-3901
Silver Thread- Length: 75 miles, Driving time: 2 hours, Contact: Creede Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 580, Creede CO 81130, (719)658-2374
Gold Belt Tour- Length: 131 miles, Driving time: 5 hours, Contact: BLM-Royal Gorge Field Office, 3170 East Main St., Canon City CO 81212, (719)269-8500, Email:
Frontier Pathways- Length: 103 miles, Driving time: 3.5 hours, Contact: El Pueblo Museum, Pueblo CO, (719)676-3000, Website:

Southwest Colorado
Alpine Loop- Length: 63 miles, Driving time: 4 to 6 hours, Contact:BLM-Gunnison Resource Area, 216 N. Colorado, Gunnison CO 81230, (970)641-0471
Trail of the Ancients- Length: 116 miles,Driving time:3 hours,Contact:Anasazi Heritage Center,27501 Highway 184, Dolores CO 81323,(970)882-4811
San Juan Skyway- Length: 236 miles,Driving time: 6 hours,Contact:San Juan National Forest,15 Burnett Court, Durango CO 81301,(970)247-4874, Email:, Website:
Unaweep/Tabeguache- Length: 133 miles, Driving time:3 hours, Contact:Bureau of Land Management,2465 S. Townsend,Montrose CO 81401 (970)249-6047
West Elk Loop- Length: 205 miles, Driving time: 6 to 8 hours,Contact: U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 309, Carbondale CO 81623, (970)963-2266

Northwest Colorado
Colorado River Headwaters- Length: 80 miles, Driving time: 2 hours, Contact: Granby Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 35, Granby CO 80446, (970)887-2311, ,Email:
Flat Tops Trail- Length: 82 miles, Driving time: 2 hours, Contact: USFS - Yampa Ranger District, P.O. Box 7, 300 Roselawn, Yampa CO 80483, (970)638-4516
Grand Mesa- Length: 63 miles, Driving time: 2 hours, Contact: Grand Mesa Byway Association, P.O. Box 122, Cedaredge CO 81413, 1-800-436-3041, Website:
Dinosaur Diamond- Length: 486 miles, Driving time: 2 - 3 days, Contact: Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita CO 81521, 970-858-7282, Email:, Website:

North Central Colorado
Guanella Pass- Length: 22 miles, Driving time: 1 hour, Contact: Clear Creek County Tourism Board, P.O. Box 100, Idaho Springs CO 80476, (303)567-4660, Email:, Website:
Mount Evans- Length: 28 miles, Driving time: 1 hour, Contact: Clear Creek County Tourism Board, P.O. Box 100, Idaho Springs CO 80452, (303)567-4660, Email:, Website:
Peak to Peak- Length: 55 miles, Driving time: 80 minutes, Contact: Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2440 Pearl Street, Boulder CO 80302, (303)442-2911,
Cache la Poudre-North Park- Length: 101 miles, Driving time: 3 hours, Contact: Estes-Poudre Ranger District, 1311 S. College Ave, Ft. Collins CO 80526, (970)498-2719,
Trail Ridge Road- Rocky Mountain Park- Length: 48 miles, Driving time: 2 hours, Contact: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park CO 80517,

Northeast Colorado
Pawnee Pioneer Trails- Length: 128 miles, Driving time: 3 hours, Contact: USFS - Pawnee National Grasslands, 660, Greeley CO 80631, (970)353-5004,
South Platte River Trail- Length: 19 miles, Driving time: 30 Minutes, Contact: Sedgwick County Economic Development, 114 East First Street, Julesburg CO 80737,(970)474-3504, Website:


National Scenic Byway's & America's Byways Friends and Family

National Scenic Byways Oline -
Americas Byways -



Other links of interest on the Santa Fe Trail

Area Guide to Trinidad CO-
Colorado History Links-
Colorado Nature Conservatory-
Colorado Birding by the County-
Colorado Tourism Office -
Denver Public Library Photograph Collection-
Discover Colorado-
Great Outdoors Colorado-
Historic Trinidad Tourism-
La Junta Raceway -
Nature Watch-
PBS- Stories on the Santa Fe Trail, type in Santa Fe Trail in search-
Picture Canyon Tours -
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory-
Rocky Mountain PBS, The Rocky Mountain Legacy-
Southern Colorado's Voice-
Suggested reading about the Santa Fe Trail-
"Tales Along The Highway Of Legends"-
The Official Colorado State Website-
The land, people, work, legacy and future of Colorado-
Towns and Attractions-
Trinidad Area Arts Council-
Trinidad USA, reliable internet service-
Useful area links -
Watchable Wildlife in Colorado-

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