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Ute-Ulay Mine

(nr Lake City CO)In 1871 silver and lead were discovered in the canyon outside town. Over a 30 year period more than 12 million dollars worth of ore (250mil in todays dollars) was extracted. Ute-Ulay Mine The mine laid along what is now called Henson Creek where a concrete dam and flume were built to […]

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(Engle NM) Went to see the ghosttown of Engle, but there’s not much left of it. The old schoolhouse is the only building remaining. I was told there are still a couple of foundations now on private property. There was a shed and an adobe barn that looked pretty old. The entire area is now […]

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Point of Rocks Trail

(nr Alivio NM) Point of Rocks was another portion of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. A short 1/2 mile loop went up a hillside to the top of the point. And yes, there were a lot of rocks on the trail. A lookout spot provided a view of the actual Jornada del Muerto below. […]

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