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Weston

Las Animas County,

Colorado

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The Colorado state capital is Denver.


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Zip Codes

81091

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Weston is approximately 1,434 (2000), 55 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 824 (1990), 26 (2010).

The distance from Weston to Washington DC is 1590 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 195 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weston is positioned 37.13 degrees north of the equator and 104.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Weston elevation is 6,976 feet above sea level.
Weston miscellany.

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Location

Weston location: in southern Colorado southwest of Pueblo and Walsenburg on Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends. It is about 20 miles west of Trinidad Nearby communities include Monument Park, Vigil and Stonewall. Here is a map page of the Weston area.

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Geography

The geography for Weston is in the eastern foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at the junciton of the North and south forks of the Purgatoire River. Nearby Culebra Peak is towers at 14,069 feet.

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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Climate & Weather

The weather in Weston is seasonal. There are over 300 days of sunshine each year. Snow may fall from September through April but severe weather is usually for a short period. The dry air helps both hot and cold temperatures more bearable. Most of the rain falls during the spring.
Weston average annual precipitation is 36 inches per year.
Weston average temperature is (winter) 33, (summer) 72 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (winter) 19, (summer) 58 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.

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History & History Related Items

Weston history:

Weston was first known as Los Sisneros after a local rancher, Juan Sisneros. When the first post office was created in 1892, the name was changed to Weston. It was named for the postmaster at the time, Bert Weston, a local blacksmith.

During the 1800's, the town had a few vices with gambling, saloons and a rather full jail. The Jicarilla Apaches often attacked and at one time, the Maxwell Land Grant Company tried to take over the town.

A local legend has it that Black Jack Ketchum deposited the money he stole from a Wells Fargo wagon in this area, but it has never been found.
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Attractions

Weston attractions:

Weston consists mainly of a post office and Weston Supply, but the area can't be beat for its beauty and peacefulness.

Pictures and information about Weston.

Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area
33,000+ acres
fishing, camping, parking, hiking with limited accessibility for hunters

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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