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COTOPAXI, COLORADO! Another Small Colorado Town In Fremont County (April 1, 2006)
Cotopaxi, Colorado This morning I decided to go for a drive into Bighorn Sheep Canyon in western Fremont County. I eventually arrived in Westcliffe and bicycled for a bit, but first I stopped in the small town of Cotopaxi, located 23 miles east of Salida.
Cotopaxi, Colorado Cotopaxi is a very small town nestled inside a canyon that State Highway 50 runs through. This is the view looking east.
Cotopaxi, Colorado The Cotopaxi General Store has a fairly wide selection of items, and I dare say it functions like a small supermarket for locals.
Cotopaxi, Colorado A different angle of the Cotopaxi General Store with some rugged-looking mountains behind.
Cotopaxi, Colorado This is definitely my favorite photo! The Arkansas River runs right through town and during the summer months, there are many rafters coming down this stretch of the river. Also, notice the orange-colored formations. (Looking west, upstream)
Cotopaxi, Colorado Okay, here are all of my pictorials in this region:
  • Swissvale, Texas Creek, Hayden Pass
  • Tenderfoot Mountain (Salida), Poncha Springs
  • Monarch Pass, Westcliffe, Royal Gorge
  • Bike: Colorado Springs To Salida (Went Through Cotopaxi)
  • Custer County, Wetmore, Angel Of Shavano
  • Skyline Drive (Canon City), Bishop Castle

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