|This route lets you retrace Colorado`s portion of the Santa Fe Trail. This historic trade route saw its heaviest use between 1820 and 1880, but in spring or early summer, the keen observer can still pick out wagon tracks in the prairie grasses even today.
|Directions:||Drive south on I-25 from Denver to Pueblo. At Pueblo, take the Highway 50 exit heading east. Continue on Highway 50 to the intersection with Highway 350 in La Junta. At this intersection, the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway is reached. It goes east, continuing on Highway 50 to the Kansas/Colorado state border, or southwest, continuing on Highway 350 to the New Mexico/Colorado state border.
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