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Alamosa County

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 16:36, last changed on 03/04/2017 - 09:26

Alamosa County

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Alamosa County, named for the Spanish word for “cottonwood grove,” is located in the high San Luis Valley of south central Colorado. At 7,544 feet, the valley is bordered by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west. Alamosa County encompasses 723 square...

Costilla County

Added by yongli on 06/27/2016 - 14:45, last changed on 03/08/2017 - 10:30
Costilla County lies in south-central Colorado within the San Luis Valley . It covers nearly 1,227 square miles and ranges in elevation from 8,400 to 10,300 feet. Costilla County borders Conejos County to the west, Alamosa County to the northwest, Huerfano County to the northeast, Las Animas County...

Huerfano County

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 12:36, last changed on 02/02/2017 - 16:34
Huerfano County, named for the Spanish word for “orphan,” covers 1,750 square miles in south central Colorado, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and south of the Wet Mountain Valley . The southern part of Huerfano County is part of the Raton Basin, a geological formation that has produced...

Saguache County

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 14:08, last changed on 01/23/2017 - 14:22
Known as the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley , Saguache County covers 3,168 miles between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges in southern Colorado. The word Saguache , pronounced “Sa-watch,” is derived from the Ute language and means “blue-green Earth”—a reference to the...
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