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Alamosa County

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 16:36, last changed on 08/06/2020 - 11:21

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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...

Great Divide

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:44, last changed on 12/31/2020 - 01:07
The beautiful and imposing mountain scenery of Colorado’s Great Divide has led to the common belief that the state is home to a singular “Continental Divide.” The divide in Colorado, however, is only a piece of the larger Great Divide, a geologic crest that runs from Alaska through South America...

Rio Grande County

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 13:24, last changed on 03/18/2020 - 12:15
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...

West Fork Complex Fires

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 16:48, last changed on 01/25/2021 - 16:56
The West Fork Complex refers to three separate wildfires ignited by lightning strikes in southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains in June 2013. The West Fork, Windy Pass, and Papoose Fires broke out between June 5 and June 19. By the time they were contained on July 15, the three blazes scorched a...
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