Southern Colorado’s Spanish Towns

Lovely post about my beautiful valley. ❤

While I was down in Southern Colorado at the end of August I visited a few towns on my “Places to visit in Colorado” list. Among them: Antonito (along the Colorado/New Mexico border), Alamosa, Monte Vista, Conejos and Romeo.

The oldest church in Colorado, Our Lady of Guadalupe, is located in Conejos. It was built in 1858. Just south of Conejos is Antonito, which is 5 minutes from the New Mexico border.

Antonito is one of the poorest towns in Colorado. If you drive down its main street you’ll notice a bunch of closed down businesses.

I spent two hours in Antonito. I only planned to pass through it, but when I found a unique home hidden off of main street, I decided to stay longer.

The house is built out of junk. Literally. The man who created it started building it in the 1980s. He used cans, beer bottles, tires…

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