Los Caminos Antiguos


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationCO
  • Length129 miles
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Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway
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Los Caminos Antiguos


This scenic byway has a spirit of its own. In the San Luis Valley, find an enormous, sun-baked flat between the Sangres and the San Juan foothills. Life here almost seems as if it hasn’t changed much since the 1600s, when Spain cast its claim over this region. Los Caminos Antiguos takes you to Colorado's oldest surviving community (San Luis, 1851), its oldest parish (Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1858), the oldest continuously operating business in Colorado (R&R Market, 1857) and one of its first military posts (Fort Garland, 1858).

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