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Huerfano County

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 12:36, last changed on 10/31/2019 - 11:56

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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...

Rio Grande County

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 13:24, last changed on 10/18/2019 - 10:51
Rio Grande County is located in the western San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado. It covers 912 square miles and ranges in elevation from 7,000 feet on the valley floor to over 13,000 feet atop several mountain peaks. Del Norte functions as the county seat, and Monte Vista , operating as a...

Saguache County

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 14:08, last changed on 11/19/2019 - 11:34
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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