Southeast Colorado Transportation

Canyon Journey Tours

Tours offered in the Comanche National Grassland and on private ranch property in Baca County and the surrounding area. Tours range from interpretive tours of Picture Canyon to driving tours. All tours interpret local history, legends, natural resources, historic and pre-historic sites. Tours of local historical and heritage sites include: Picture Canyon, Carrizo Canyon, WPA sites, homestead, cemeteries, birding, county and local history. Tours can include lodging, horseback riding, trail rides, wagon rides, backpacking and hiking trips, and can be customized to fit individual needs and interests.
10754 County RD 3.1
Pritchett, CO 81064
(719) 643-5414
http://www.www.canyon-journeys.com

Hours of Operation
Any day of the week by reservation.

Directions
From Lamar take Hwy 287 to Springfield and turn west on Hwy 160 at Springfield for 15 miles until you come to Pritchett. From LaJunta take Hwy 109 south to Hwy 160. Turn east on Hwy 160 for 30 miles to the town of Pritchett. From Trinidad take Hwy 160 east to the town of Pritchett.

Visitor Services
Parking
Restrooms
Visitor Information
ADA Accessibility

Travel Tips
Make sure to have enough fuel to make the trip to remote regions. Long distances are traveled.

Entrance Fees
Tours range from $25/pp to $150/pp





Holly Santa Fe Depot (Town Hall)

Renovated in 1999, the historic Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Depot building houses the Holly Town Hall and library. The second-generation depot was dedicated on August 10, 1912 and is one of only four depots in Colorado displaying the Mission Revival details that were to become the Santa Fe railroad’s trademark style. The depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.





100 Tony Garcia Drive
Holly, CO 81047
(719) 537-6622
Town of Holly

Hours of Operation
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Directions
From Hwy. 50 in Holly, turn south onto Main Street, drive 2 blocks to Tony Garcia Drive. The depot/town hall is located near the intersection of Main Street and Tony Garcia Drive.

Visitor Services
Parking
Restrooms

Designations
National Register Individual Listing
State Register of Historic Places


Entrance Fees
No admission fee.





Manzanola Santa Fe Depot & Town Hall

The Santa Fe Railway Manzanola Depot was constructed in 1913 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF). This county-seat type depot was once a very prominent stop along the line, serving both freight and passengers. Manzanola, Spanish for ‘large apple’, was once home to the annual Cherry Pie Day, and the railroad ran a special train from Dodge City, Kansas to Manzanola for the big event. Now serving as the Town Hall, the building has recently been lovingly restored to feature its beautiful design and rich history.



301 N. Park Avenue
Manzanola, CO 81058
(719) 462-5544


Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday, 8am-5pm; every other Friday 8am-12pm.

Directions
Turn North off Hwy 50 onto Hwy 207/N Park Street and then left (west) onto S. Railroad Street. Parking lot is on your right.

Visitor Services
Parking
Restrooms
Visitor Information
ADA Accessibility

Designations
State Register of Historic Places
National Register Individual Listing

Entrance Fees
No admission fee.





Lamar Depot & Colorado Welcome Center

Today this restored 1907 depot, which originally served the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, houses the Colorado Welcome Center and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce. The depot still serves as an Amtrak passenger station. Stop in to find out about the great natural and cultural attractions of the region. Also on site is the Engine 1819, which hauled freight and passengers nearly a million miles before retiring in 1953. Stretch your legs and enjoy a shaded walk through Lamar’s adjacent “Enchanted Forest”–a half block of coniferous trees and community plantings line a pathway for all to enjoy.



109 East Beech Street
Lamar, CO 81052
(719) 336-3483
Lamar Chamber

Hours of Operation
8 am-6 pm (summer); 8 am to 5 pm (winter)

Directions
The Lamar Depot/Colorado Welcome Center is located in downtown Lamar just east of Main (US Hwy 50/287) on East Beech Street.

Visitor Services
Parking
Restrooms
Visitor Information
Picnic Area
ADA Accessibility

Travel Tips
Pick up information here on great things to do and see in the southeast and other regions of Colorado, from heritage sites to birding and other activities.

Entrance Fees
Free





Towner Bus Tragedy Monument

In 1931, a blizzard hit at this site where six people, five students and bus driver lost their lives. Now a large stone monument marks the spot where heroic efforts saved the lives of the remaining 15 survivors, receiving national attention.




Highway 78 (89)
Towner, CO 81071
(719) 438-2200


Hours of Operation
Weather permitting, always open.

Directions
From Pueblo, travel east on Highway 96, and then turn south on 78 (89). The marker is on the west side of the road between County Road D and County Road B.

Visitor Services
Parking

travel Tips
Check road conditions in winter prior to traveling. Entrance Fees
No admission fee.