Old Spanish Trail North Branch

Old Spanish Trail North Branch (HM29G7)

Location: Saguache, CO 81149 Saguache County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 5.132', W 106° 8.527'

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This sign marks an important junction of the Old Spanish Trail. Both forks, east and west, of the North Branch of this Trail converged at Saguache before continuing west of Cochetopa Pass and on to Los Angeles.

The Old Spanish Trail was the principle mule pack route for explorers and traders until 1848, evolving into a wagon road and currently a modern highway.

The purpose of this sign is twofold: first, to note the 4th Annual Conference of the Old Spanish Trail National Association that convened at Saguache, Colorado on June 21-22, 1997; and second, to celebrate the vital contribution of the early trails, before which, all life was limitation.

Early Pathfinders of the Trail
Juan Batista de Anza, 1736-1788 · Antionie Robidoux, 1794-1860 · Christopher "Kit"Carson, 1809-1868 · John W. Gunnison, 1812-1853 · John C. Fremont, 1813-1890 · Ute Chief Ouray, 1833-1880 · John Lawrence, 1835-1908
HM NumberHM29G7
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Date Added Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 399840 N 4215921
Decimal Degrees38.08553333, -106.14211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.132', W 106° 8.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 7.92" N, 106° 8' 31.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)719
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 US-285, Saguache CO 81149, US
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