Connecting to the Trail

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Old Spanish Trail – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine

The organization which worked the most to get historic designation for the Old Spanish Trail is, of course, the Old Spanish Trail Association, which will now work with the Park Service to mark the route and provide interpretive information along the way.

The association held its annual convention June 21 and 22 at Fort Lewis College in Durango, with a focus on the Ute perspective, along with field trips.

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Saguache artist Yvonne Halburian honored by OSPTA

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Old Spanish Trail – September 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

Yvonne Halburian, a Sa-guache artist and mapmaker, has been honored by the Old Spanish Trail Association for her volunteer work.

The Old Spanish Trail stretched from Santa Fé to Los Angeles in the first half of the 19th century. Although wagons used portions of it, it was primarily a route for pack trains and livestock. The north branch of the trail passed through the San Luis Valley en route to the Continental Divide at Cochetopa Pass.

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