Areas of Interest
Las Animas County, Colorado
At the heart of the Apishapa River Valley in south central Colorado, Aguilar thrives midway between Trinidad and Walsenburg on interstate 25. It’s dry, exhilarating climate makes for healthful, happy living with restful, sleep inducing cool nights and warm (but not hot) sunny days. County Road 43.7 goes west of town through Gulnare and leads to the top of Cordova Pass (elevation 11,248 feet). Further west towers the West Spanish Peak (elevation 13,623 feet). Give yourself plenty of time to admire and visit the 1990’s historic properties of the town of Aguilar: the KP Building, Morris Pitti Opera House, The Gianella Building, The Aguilar Grocery Co, The Ludlow Train Depot, and The Navajo Service Station. Ginnie T. at Sunset Tavern (formerly Roughnecks Saloon) can get you together with her mom, Jill Tambureli, President of the Apishapa Valley Historical Soceity for the most intersting walking tour ever.
Ludlow is a ghost town in Las Animas County. It is famous for being the site of Ludlow Massacre in 1914. The town site is nestled at the entrance to a canyon in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.