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Downtown Weston, Colorado

Weston

Weston was the site of much open gambling in the late 1800's, boasting five saloons, several general stores and a jail that was often full. At this time the Jicarilla Apaches were fond of attacking the townsite. On August 25, 1888, the Maxwell Land Grant Company tried to seize Weston and the Wet Canyon area because of its' lumber and the beauty of the countryside. Legend and oral historians have it that Black Jack Ketchum robbed a Wells Fargo coach and deposited his booty somewhere in the hills around town.

These days Weston is a quiet little town with most action centered around the Weston Supply and the Post Office right next door. The road directly north of Weston Supply leads into Wet Canyon and, about 17 miles in, crosses the ridge into Jarosa Canyon and heads east, going through Gulnare and Aguilar to the I-25.

On the east side of town is an entrance to Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area, 30,000+ acres of prime elk habitat. Just look out for the bears.

 


The view west from Weston, Colorado

Attractions in and near Weston

Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area.  Deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion, small game, wild turkey

Monument Lake.  This high-altitude lake was constructed by the WPA in 1937.

North Lake - North Fork State Wildlife Area.  North Lake is home to four species of trout.

The Scenic Highway of Legends.  State Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends ties Trinidad, Weston, Stonewall, Cuchara, La Veta, and Walsenburg together with a ribbon of asphalt that journeys through some of the most beautiful mountain countryside in the world.

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