A new adventure has landed in Southern Colorado and all you need is a smart-phone to enjoy it.
Spanish Peaks Country is a land rich in history, natural wonders and artistic inspiration, in the shadow of the majestic Spanish Peaks. Here you will experience the charm of Walsenburg, La Veta, Gardner, and Cuchara along with world-class golf, art & history museums, a water park, shopping, Lathrop State Park and many other outdoor activities.
History lovers and adventures from near and far now have a new way to discover beautiful Spanish Peaks Country with a free self-guided audio tour. Download the TravelStorys app on the App Store or the Google Play Store to embark on this tour through the convenience of your smartphone. As you drive along the tour route, stories will automatically begin to play about the tour sites you are passing.
TravelStorys is all about bringing the little-known stories about the land around you to life. On this journey you will travel beneath the iconic Spanish Peaks on the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway and travel up into mountains at 10,000 feet before looping down into the flat plains. You’ll drive through historic cities and towns, former mining camps, and even a few ghost towns.
You’ll find out about the ancient geologic changes that have formed the surrounding landscape over millennia. You’ll hear tales of the old West, with its covered wagon trains and gun battles.
You’ll also learn about the coal and steel production that built America. And – you’ll hear about the people who made it happen: coal miners, union laborers, and the mighty Mother Jones – the most dangerous grandmother in America. And of course, you’ll hear about the native people, and the lives they lived here. There’ll be legends, ghost stories, and even a few rumors. And finally – you’ll hear tips about local hikes, museums, and parks where you can stop to stretch your legs.
The Highway of Legends Audio Tour is brought to you by the Huerfano County Tourism Board, and a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office helped fund the project. To find out more about all there is to see and do in Spanish Peaks Country go to www.spanishpeakscountry.com and to learn more about the tour go to https://travelstorys.com/tours/105/Highway%20of%20Legends
Take your guests, friends, and family and experience the wonder of the Scenic and Historic Highway of Legends.
From Page 74 & 75 of our Summer 2018 Issue