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Address: Fort Garland, CO
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Beautiful, back road to Taos

This beautiful scenic drive through Southern Colorado gave us an afternoon filled with fun. The wild horses were grazing near the road and we got great photos of them with their... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Southern USA
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Southern USA
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This beautiful scenic drive through Southern Colorado gave us an afternoon filled with fun. The wild horses were grazing near the road and we got great photos of them with their young foal. San Luis is the oldest town in Colorado and was an interesting drive thru. We continued south into New Mexico and enjoyed mountain scenery near Questa. At... More 

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Fort Garland, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Los Caminos Antiguos means ancient roads. It is in a beautiful area for Colorado. I always recommend scenic drives.

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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We had read a tripadvisor review indicating the presence of wild horses along this drive. An avid admirer of the wild mustangs, we went on the search. We counted three herds and were able to get great photos of one herd. The horses, with their unique markings, were delightful to watch. The herd included a number of darling foes. The... More 

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Raton, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I spent three days traveling and photographing this area and route, all of it enjoyable and highly photogenic. A highlight was driving from Antonito to San Luis (both wonderful visits in their own rights) on Hwy 142 and, crossing unfenced public lands just west of the Rio Grande, spotting a herd of 15 wild horses. With a long lens and... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Five years ago we retired & moved half-way across the country, & actually now live on Los Caminos Antiguos byway. This drive is very scenic & rich with history...14,000+ foot mountain peaks all around, Great Sand Dunes National Park (tallest sand dunes in North America), Fort Garland Museum (1 of Kit Carson's outposts), & lots of Native American & Hispanic... More 

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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Off the beaten, tourist trap path, and on historic old west trails and towns that represent the regions colorful Spanish, Anglo, and Native American past; all for the price of a few gallons of gas. Don't forget your camera!

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