Experience a captivating blend of history and natural splendor along La Veta Pass in Southern Colorado. This fascinating trail, which once formed the pinnacle of the 'Railroad Above the Clouds,' offers an intriguing journey through the Sangre De Cristo Mountains at elevations surpassing 9,500 feet. The route takes you past Uptop, a historic logging and railroad stop transformed into a monument and lively event venue. Along the way, visible scars from the 2018 Spring Creek Fire—the state's third-largest—add a poignant layer to the landscape. Despite its challenges, the trail serves as a compelling testament to nature's resilience and the enduring impact of history. Don't miss this enriching detour that seamlessly merges Colorado's past and present.
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