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Stonewall
Las Animas County, Colorado

ZipCodes
81091




Page Contents for Stonewall, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The amount of land area in Stonewall is 1.2 sq. miles.
The distance from Stonewall to Washington DC is 1595 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 190 miles. (as the crow flies)
Stonewall is positioned 37.15 degrees north of the equator and 105.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Stonewall elevation is 7,711 feet above sea level.
Stonewall average annual precipitation is 36 inches peryear.
Stonewall average temperature is winter 33, summer 72 degrees F.
The average low temperature is winter 10, summer 52 degrees F.
The average high temperature is winter 45, summer 85 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 30 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 44.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 49.9 degrees F.

Location

in southern Colorado southwest of Pueblo and Walsenburg and about 30 miles west of Trinidad on Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends Nearby communities include Monument Park, Vigil and Weston.
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Geography


in a gap in the Dakota Wall, a unique Dakota Sandstone formation that towers 250 feet above the town of Stonewall.

Learn more about the Spanish Peaks on this page. One of the features of the Spanish Peaks are the dikes that radiate out. These were formed when molton magma moved up through vertical cracks. They hardened and were eventually exposed due to erosion.
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Weather


seasonal. There are over 300 days of sunshine each year. Snow may fall from September through April.
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History & History Related Items

Though the area seems calm and serene today, back in the 1880s, a major stand-off occurred between the government and the settlers over the Maxwell Land Grant.

Nearby Monument Lake has an interesting legend. Two Indian chiefs were searching for water for their tribes. When they met, they embraced and cried with each other over the lack of water. They say a lake formed at their feet and a volcano erupted that enclosed them in rock in the center of the lake.
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Attractions

Pictures and information about Stonewall. The wildlife of this area is dominated elk with some people claiming there are more elk than humans here. Many cabins and guest ranches are found in this area.

Scenic Highway of Legends
This route, Highway 12, was designated as one of Colorado's scenic and historical byways in 1987. It was named a National Forest Byway in 1988. The 80 mile route passes through wonderfully beautiful scenery on its course. It can be driven in about two hours. It winds through Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Monument Lake, Stonewall, Vigil, Weston, Segundo, Cokesdale and Trinidad crossing the Cuchara Pass at 9,994 feet above sea level part way along the byway. A welcome center is located in Trinidad with more information about the route. Here is a map page for the highway.
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Stonewall Historical Events

date unknown
Legend of the Devil's Stairs
A long time ago, the Devil came out from hell to survey the world. He chose the Cuchara Valley as his entrance. He would climb the steps and sit on the twin mountains, plotting how to make it his. God learned of this, and noticing the beauty of the mountains and valley, claimed the valley. He told the Devil never to come here again, but the steps still remain.

Stonewall Chamber

Trinidad - Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
309 Nevada Ave.
Trinidad, CO, 81082
Phone: 719-846-9285
Fax: 719-846-3545
Toll-free: 866-480-4750


La Veta Cuchara Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 32
117 West Grand
La Veta, CO 81055
Phone: 719-742-3676
Toll-free: 866-615-3676
Email

Stonewall Organizations

Trinidad - Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce
309 Nevada Ave.
Trinidad, CO, 81082
Phone: 719-846-9285
Fax: 719-846-3545
Toll-free: 866-480-4750


La Veta Cuchara Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 32
117 West Grand
La Veta, CO 81055
Phone: 719-742-3676
Toll-free: 866-615-3676
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Miscellany

Stonewall is located in the Mountain Time Zone.

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