Saturday, January 10, 2015

Picketwire Canyon - Part 1

A new year and new adventures. This past Saturday I headed out to Picketwire Canyon located south of La Junta, Colorado in Comanche National Grasslands for a little exploring.

The start of the road back to the trail head.

The trailhead for Picketwire Canyon starts in the campground area of Withers Canyon and descends down about 250' though a shade area that hasn’t seen the sun for a bit.  

Old structure.
Old well.

Heading back down the trail.

Another old structure and well.
One of the main structures/ruins in the area the Dolores Mission and Cemetery.



One final photo of the mission and cemetery before starting the hike back.
Back at the trail head and time to start home.