Francisco Fort Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Francisco Fort Museum
Francisco Fort Museum is a regional museum with a collection representing multiple eras. Where Legends Roam. They house the heirlooms of Huerfano County including locally and nationally important collections of Native American, Spanish settler, and pioneer artifacts. The Museum is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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Spanish Peaks Wilderness
14.2km from Francisco Fort Museum
The Spanish Peaks Wilderness is a 19,226 acres wilderness area in Huerfano County. The wilderness area is only around 19,000 acres wide and is contained entirely in Colorado. It is managed by the US Forest Service. The Peaks have traditional and religious significance to American Indian tribes including the Apache, Comanche, and Ute.
14.54km from Francisco Fort Museum
Silver Mountain rises just east of Mt. Mestas and is composed of the same granitic materials. It is also at the center of a set of granitic dikes radiating outward like spokes on a wheel around the mountain. A good trekking destination and also you can spend some beautiful time here with breathtaking views and also with beautiful nature.
14.74km from Francisco Fort Museum
Mount Mestas is an imposing peak in Huerfano County, lying 3,000 feet over the plains to the east. Although it is very prominent in in area, it hardly receives any visitors, bypassed for the popular Sierra Blanca Massif which is farther west along US 160. This peak poses a grueling climb, starting south of the mountain along the highway and slogging northward over 2,500 vertical feet to the summit.
16.69km from Francisco Fort Museum
Walsenburg Reservoir is a reservoir in Colorado situated nearby to Walsenburg Water System Dam, and southwest of Lake Meriam. It was a 22-foot-high, 3,000-foot-long, high-hazard dam constructed circa 1910.
16.93km from Francisco Fort Museum
Rough Mountain is a mountain in the Sangre de Cristo Range in United States. It is one of the iconic location where you can have a good trek and also it offers breathtaking views and also you can get much close to the nature.
17.79km from Francisco Fort Museum
Cordova Pass is a 11,260 foot mountain pass just outside of the Spanish Peaks Wilderness. It is reached via the Apishapa Road, a leg of the Scenic Highway of Legends. Most of the time, the pass may be traversed by passenger vehicles, although it is not accessible from mid-November to late May.There are vault toilets, several picnic tables and a couple of primitive campsites in the summit area. This is a "Fee Area".
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Huerfano County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county's tourism board brands the county as "Southern Colorado's Spanish Peaks Country. Visitors are attracted to the Spanish Peaks and the many mountain-related activities they offer, such as mountain climbing, hiking, hunting, and sightseeing.