Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Downtown" Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi, Colorado is a very small town between Canon City and Salida on Highway 50 in the southwestern part of the state...It sits benignly under the protection of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Cotopaxi, still unincorporated, began its life as a Russian Jewish colony, and you can read all about it here.

6 comments:

~Cheryl said...

Cotopaxi is always a welcome sight! For me, it's the halfway point between Salida and Canon. That highway through the Arkansas River canyon is full of twists and turns but so beautiful! I'm enjoying this blog very much. Thank you!

VP said...

A quite normal place with a stunning background.

Small City Scenes said...

very interesting report. A nice little hillside village.
My late husbands family were German homesteaders in Russia and fled to the Us in the late 1800s to early 1900s. they landed in Kansas (Certainly not Dorothy and Toto.) and came west in 1910. MB

Francisca said...

Jacob, did you stop the car to take this shot, or did you or Lois Anne take it through the window on the drive? Amazingly clear...

Lisa Wilson said...

I always wondered if there was more to Cotopaxi than what is right on the highway. Just homes, I guess!

JM said...

What a fantastic location!