Areas of Interest
Colfax County, New Mexico
“Where trails cross and friends meet”, Springer has a history as colorful as the buildings that line its streets. Named after the prominant lawyer and paleontologist, Frank Springer, the town was developed as a trading center for the early native tribes and Spaniards, traders and trappers, prospectors, cattlemen, and outlaws. The Santa Fe Museum, once the Colfac County Court House, houses art exibits and artifacts about the Santa fe Trail and early railroad history. The Liverly Stable, a stone structure, was constructed of locally quarried stone. Springer Lake, just 4 miles of town, is known for its prize-winning pike, some as large as 54 inches. A non-profit local agency, the Colfax County Fair and Rodeo produces the county’s annual 4-H & gathering place for friends. The magnificent Dorsey Mansion, just 35 miles east, sits alone on an expansive grassland as a forlorn reminder of a vast empire long ago.