Just 80 miles southeast of Salida is the sweet little town of Fort Garland, Colorado. The old army fort has been converted into a museum that offers eye-opening exhibits on local history and art. You can read about it in the August issue of Colorado Central Magazine
. And since you’re going to make the road trip to check it out for yourself, you might as well stop and see the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross
in nearby San Luis and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
. And then of course the Great Sand Dunes and Zapata Falls. Better give yourself a few days to take it all in!