Huerfano County, Colorado

Towns and Villages in
Huerfano County

Attractions in
Huefano County

Las Animas County, Colorado

Towns and Villages in
Las Animas County

Attractions in
Las Animas County


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


Gardner, Colorado is located in the Huerfano River Valley, nestled between the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This is the route of the famous Taos Trail, at one time the main route into the San Luis Valley. Gardner was founded along the route of the stage line from Westcliffe/Silver Cliff to Walsenburg at the foot of imposing Gardner Butte. Today, Gardner is unincorporated but has its' own school district which serves whole northern and western area of Huerfano County.

For more information...

Gardner Community Center. 28 County Road 632. Phone: (719) 746-2001.
Gardner Schools. Highway 69. Phone: (719) 746-2446.

Attractions in and near Gardner

Huerfano County State Trust Lands.  Eight separate wilderness tracts for your enjoyment.

Huerfano State Wildlife Area.  In the aspens with the Huerfano River flowing it.

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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