Las Animas County, Colorado

Towns and Villages in
Las Animas County

Attractions in
Las Animas County

Huerfano County, Colorado

Towns and Villages in
Huerfano County

Attractions in
Huefano County


Southern Colorado
Your Guide to Las Animas County and Huerfano County in Southern Colorado

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Kit Carson Statue

This heroic bronze sculpture of Kit Carson is widely considered to be the finest equestrian statue in North America. It is located in Trinidad's Kit Carson Park, at the corner of Kansas Avenue and San Pedro Street.

A unique feature of the Kit Carson statue is that August Luckeman sculpted Kit Carson's likeness, whereas Frederick Roth sculpted the horse. The harmony of movement and intergration between the horse and the rider are so expert that no one would suspect that they were created by different artists.

A friend of Kit Carson's, Trinidad mayor Daniel L. Taylor, commissioned the Kit Carson statue for a fee of $13,380. He also donated the land for the 8-acre park where the statue stands. Casting was done by the John Williams Company of Milford, New Hampshire. The six huge granite blocks used for the foundation and pedestal came from the Milford Granite Works and weigh nearly 62 tons. The statue was dedicated on June 1, 1913.

Cities and Towns near Kit Carson Statue

Trinidad.  Trinidad, Colorado is the county seat of Las Animas County. Located between exits 11 and 15 on the I-25 at the foot of Fisher's Peak (elevation: 9,665 ft.)

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