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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Stonewall is a village located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It grew around a large gap in the Dakota Wall from which it takes it's name. The elevation is around 8,000 feet.

As were most towns in the Purgatoire River Valley, it was first populated in the 1860's by Hispanic settlers from the Mora, New Mexico area. One of the first sttlers in Stonewall was named James Stoner, and it has been said the Dakota Wall the dominates the landscape was oristevelly known as "Stoner's Wall". It has long been a favored retreat, known for it's quiet, Alpine beauty. The Stonewall Country Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004.

Photo by Linda Nusser.

Stonewall Gap depicted in a post card from the 1920's. The country lane shown here is now State Highway 12, and the small mountain village of Stonewall has grown up around it. Photo courtesy of Trinidad Graphics.

For more information...

Stonewall Fire Department. 7375 Highway 12. Phone: (719) 868-3046.

Attractions in and near Stonewall

Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area.  Deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion, small game, wild turkey

Great Dikes of the Spanish Peaks.  

Monument Lake.  This high-altitude lake was constructed by the WPA in 1937.

North Lake - North Fork State Wildlife Area.  North Lake is home to four species of trout.

Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  

San Isabel National Forest.  San Isabel National Forest is one of eleven National Forests in Colorado. The Forest includes over one million acres of beautiful scenery with snow-capped mountain peaks, spring wildflowers, autumn colors, crystal clear mountain lakes, and clear blue skies to enjoy.

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