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For an easy day trip from Pueblo into Colorado's past, head east to La Junta. The Koshare Indian Museum is in town, and Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site and the dinosaur tracks and ancient rock art of the canyonlands are nearby.
La Junta (which roughly translated from Spanish means "the meeting place") was founded as a trading post in the mid-19th century. It was a stop for the Santa Fe and
Kansas Pacific railroads, and today is home to 7,000 residents.
The San Luis Valley's major city is a casual, central base from which to explore the region and visit the Great Sand Dunes. ...
Skyscraping mountains, the most impressive being the Collegiate Peaks, ring Buena Vista (pronounced byoo -na vis -ta by locals). The 14,000...