Colorado Legends

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!!

Greetings from Colorado

Greetings from Colorado Postcard. Available at Legends’ General Store.

Colorado The Centennial State

Majestic peaks, lush valleys, a history rich with mining tales, the life and death of boom towns, and rags to riches stories are the focus of Colorado Legends.
Tumbling down gold mines and virtually intact ghost towns dot the landscape, along with bustling cities filled with events and festivals. At Colorado’s four national parks, 13 national forests, and 42 state parks, there are ever boundless opportunities for adventures, including camping, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and horseback riding. In the Fall, the foliage of the mountains and valleys are absolutely breathtaking and the opportunities for wildlife viewing are everywhere. In the winter, bring your skis and snowboards and enjoy the slopes of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. You’re going to love it here!

There is much to experience in Colorado, and you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy your travels in Colorado and welcome to the Centennial State.

Kathy R. Weiser

The official state flag of Colorado was adopted on June 5, 1911. It was designed by Andrew Carlisle Johnson in 1911. The white in the flag symbolizes Colorado’s snow capped mountains, the blue symbolizes clear blue skies, the red symbolizes the reddish soil, and the golden yellow represents the Sun. Attached to the flag is a cord of gold and silver, intertwined with gold and silver tassels.


Mesa Verde, Colorado by Dave Alexander

Mesa Verde, Colorado. Click for prints, downloads and products.

Leadville Silver King Road

Mining remains along Silver King Road just outside Leadville, Kathy Weiser- Alexander. Click for prints, downloads and products.

Colorado Springs - Garden Gods

Garden of the Gods at Colorado Springs, Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Click for prints, downloads and products.


Colorado Articles: 

Alpine Loop Back Country Byway

The Alpine Tunnel – An Engineering Marvel

The Argonauts and the Founding of Denver

Baby Doe and The Tabor Triangle

The Battle of Beecher Island

Battle of Julesburg

Bent’s Fort National Historic Site

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Boggsville – On the Santa Fe Trail

Kit Carson – Legend of the Southwest

My Friend, Kit Carson by a Santa Fe Trail Driver

Buffalo Bill Cody – Trapper, Trader and American Frontiersman

Buckskin Joe – Gone But Not Forgotten

Central City – Boom & Bust

Charlie Utter, Bill Hickok’s Best Pard

Cherokee Trail – Alternate Route to the West

Colorado Forts of the Old West

Colorado Postcards

Colorado Fun Facts & Trivia

Colorado Photos

Cripple Creek – World’s Greatest Gold Camp

Ghosts of the Cripple Creek Mining District

Dinosaur National Monument

Discovery of the Rocky Mountains

Doc Holliday – Colorado’s Deadly Dentist

Early Exploration and the Fur Trade in Colorado

Early Trails of Colorado

Fort Garland – Frontier Outpost on the Colorado Plains

Frozen Dead Guy in Nederland

Ghost Towns of the Centennial State

Gilman – A Company Town

Hardscrabble, Colorado

Hastings & the Worst Mining Accident

Haunted Colorado

Historic Sites of the Southwest

Hovenweep National Monument

Jules Beni – Corruption and Violence in Old Julesburg

Julesburg – Wicked in the West

Leadville – Cloud City, USA

Leadville’s Ice Palace

The Lost Trail

Ludlow and the Colorado Coalfield War

Mesa Verde National Park

The Navajo Nation – Largest in the U.S.

Quirky Colorado – Roadside Attractions

Alfred G. Packer – Colorado Cannibal

Pearl de Vere – Soiled Dove of Cripple Creek

The Pike’s Peak Gold Rush and Colorado Territory

The Sand Creek Massacre

Santa Fe Trail – Highway to the Southwest

The Santa Fe Trail in Colorado – The Mountain Route

Tales of the Santa Fe Trail

Two Heads Are Better Than One – The Stanley Brothers

Soapy Smith – Bunko Man of the Old West

So You Want to Climb a Colorado Fourteener

St. Elmo, Colorado

Susan “Doc Susy” Anderson – Frontier Physician

The Trappers’ Trail

Treasure Hunting in Colorado

Victor, Colorado – The City of Mines

Writing Credits

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