Buckskin Joe

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4.9/5 (17 reviews)
Alma, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 06/30/2023

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From the dense pine forest with groves of aspens to the high alpine environments Colorado is known for, Buckskin Joe is a trail you don't want to miss. It climbs to 12,500 feet with epic views of the southern slope of the inspiring 14,177 foot Mount Bross. This area was once home to one of the earliest gold boom towns in Colorado, the Town of Laurette. The Town of Laurette was established in 1859 during the Pike's Peak gold rush. But locals always referred to it as Buckskin Joe, after Buckskin Joe Higginbottom, an early trapper who first discovered gold the valley. Put this trail on your weekend excursion list.
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