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Posts published in “2008 September”

The stage road from Cañon City to Leadville

Article by Alan Robinson

History – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine


When driving up Highway 24 past Granite, who among us has not wondered what it must have been like to make the same journey by stage along the faint and narrow track you can see on the Arkansas River’s east bank?

The early history of transportation in the Upper Arkansas region is nowhere more clearly evidenced than in the constricted canyon which connects the wide valley north of Buena Vista through Granite to the next wide spot north at Hayden Flats.