COLORADO TRAILS, ROUTES & POST ROADS
1881

ALAMOSA to VADNER, COCKRILL, JASPER, and LAYTON by hack and saddle.

ALMA to PARK by hack.

BALDWIN to MT. CARBON and IRWIN by hack.

BOULDER CITY to ALTONA, SPRINGDALE, and JAMESTOWN by coach and four.

BOULDER CITY to SUNSHINE by hack.

BOULDER CITY to MAGNOLIA by hack and saddle.

BRECKENRIDGE to LINCOLN by hack.

BUENA VISTA to TONWOOD SPRINGS by hack.

CANON CITY to HATTON, SUNVIEW, and COLORADO SPRINGS by hack.

CASTLE ROCK to FRANKTOWN by hack.

CENTRAL CITY to BALD MOUNTAIN by hack.

CENTRAL CITY to BLACK HAWK, ROLLINSVILLE, and NEDERLAND by hack and saddle.

CENTRAL CITY to RUSSEL GULCH by hack and saddle.

COAL CREEK to WILLIAMSBURG by hack.

COLORADO SPRINGS to SUFFOLK and SANBORN by hack and saddle.

CONEJOS to MANASSA and EPHRAIM by hack.

COTOPAXI to HILLSIDE by hack.

COULTER to HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS by coach, hack, and saddle.

CRESTED BUTTE to ANTRACITE and PITTSBURG by hack and saddle.

CRESTED BUTTE to GOTHIC by hack.

CRESTED BUTTE to IRWIN by hack.

CRESTED BUTTE to ASHCROFT and ASPEN by coach and four.

DEER TRAIL to CLAUD, BLAND, and KUHN'S CROSSING by hack.

DEL NORTE to SUMMITTVILLE by hack and saddle.

DELTA to HOTCHKISS, and PANOIA by hack and saddle.

DILLON to NAOMI, LAKESIDE, COLOROW and TROUBLESOME by hack.

DIXON, WY to FORTIFICATION and YAMPA by hack.

DIXON, WY to LAY, ROUTT, AXIAL, and MEEKER by hack.

DURANGO to PINE RIVER and PIEDRA by hack.

DURANGO to FT LEWIS, PARROTT, and LA PLATA by hack.

ELBERT to BIJOU BASIN, BIG SANDY and O.Z. by hack.

ELIZABETH to KIOWA by hack.

ESTES PARK to MORAINE by hack and saddle.

EVERGREEN to BROOKVALE by hack.

FAIRPLAY to HORSESHOE by hack.

FAIRPLAY to PLATTE STATION by hack.

FLORENCE to WETMORE and GREENWOOD by hack.

FORT COLLINS to BRISTOL by hack.

FORT COLLINS to LA PORTE, LIVERMORE, ELKHORN, and RUSTIC by hack.

FORT GARLAND to SAN LUIS, and COSTILLA by hack and saddle.

FORT LEWIS to MANCOS and DOLORES by hack and saddle.

FRANKTOWN to GOLDDALE, ROCKY RIDGE, CLEARMONT, and ELBERT by hack and saddle.

FREELAND to railroad station by hack and saddle.

GALENA to ILSE and BLACKBURN by hack and saddle.

GEORGETOWN to FRAZER, COULTER, SELAK'S, GRAND LAKE by coach, hack, and saddle.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS to CHAPMAN and FERGUSON by hack and saddle.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS to SATANK, EMMA, and ASPEN by coach and four.

GOLDEN to MORRISON, EVERGREEN, and HUTCHINSON by hack.

GRAND JUNCTION to ORSON, PLATEAU and HAWXHURST by hack.

GRAND LAKE to GASKILL, FAIRFAX, TELLER, RAND, SPICER, HAWORTH, WALDEN, HEBRON, CANADIAN, PINKHAMTON by hack and saddle.

GRANITE to VICKSBURG, and WINFIELD by hack and saddle.

GREELEY to HILLSBOROUGH, and LOVELAND by hack.

GREENHORN to OSAGE, BEULA, and GREENWOOD by hack.

GREENHORN to RYE, CHILCOTT, and FAIRVIEW by hack.

GREENLAND to SPRING VALLEY by hack.

HIGHLAND STATION to HIGHLAND LAKE by hack.

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS to TROUBLESOME,, HERMITAGE, EGERIA, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS by hack and saddle.

IDAHO SPRINGS to RUSSEL GULCH by hack and saddle.

JEFFERSON to BORDENVILLE, MOUNTAINDALE, and ROCKY by hack.

KEYSTONE to MONTEZUMA, CHIHUAHUA, and DECATUR by hack.

LA JARA to NEWCOMB and CAPULIN by hack.

LAKE CITY to HANSEN'S, CAPITAL CITY, and ROSE'S CABIN by hack and saddle.

LAKE CITY to SHERMAN and WHITE CROSS by hack and saddle.

LARAMIE CITY, WY to PINKHAMTON by hack and saddle.

LEADVILLE to ORO CITY by hack.

LEADVILLE to TWIN LAKES, EVERETT, SPARKILL, and ASPEN by coach and four.

LONDON to ALMA by hack.

LONGMONT to PELLA, LYON, and ESTES PARK by coach and four in summer.

MANITOU to SUMMIT PARK, FLORISSANT, ROCKY, HARTSELS, and GARO'S by hack and saddle.

MEEKER to RIFLE and FERGUSON by hack and saddle.

MONTROSE to UNCOMPAHGRE, DALLAS, PLACERVILLE, SAN MIGUEL, and TELLURIDE by coach and four.

MONTROSE to UNCOMPAGHRE, DALLAS, PORTLAND, and OURAY by coach and four.

MONUMENT to GWILLEMSVILLE, and TABLE ROCK by hack and saddle.

MORRISON to HERNDON by hack and saddle.

NEPASTA to SPARROW, JACKSON, JUIATA, and UNDERCLIFFE by hack and saddle.

OURAY to PORTLAND, AURORA, and PLACERVILLE by coach and four.

OURAY to IRONTON, RED MOUNTAIN, CONGRESS, CHATTANOOGA, and to SILVERTON by coach and four.

PAGOSA SPRINGS to AMARGO by post ambulance.

PARLINS to CUERIN by hack and saddle.

PLACERVILLE to SAN MIGUEL and TELLURIDE by coach and four.

PLATTE RIVER STATION to BUFFALO SPRINGS by hack.

PUEBLO to MUDDY CREEK and GREENHORN by hack.

RED CLIFF to BLAIN, EDWARDS, SQUAW CREE, GYPSUM, DOTSERO, CARBONDALE and GRESHAM by coach and four.

RED CLIFF to HOLY CROSS by hack.

ROCKWOOD to MURNANE, MESEROLE, and RICO by coach and four.

RUSTIC to HOME, CHAMBERS, and MICHIGAN by hack and saddle.

ST. ELMO to TIN CUP and ABBEYVILLE by hack.

SALINA to GOLD HILL by hack.

SAN MIGUEL to PANDORA by special service.

SAN MIGUEL to OPHIR by hack and saddle.

SAPINERO to ALLEN and LAKE CITY by coach and four.

SARATOGA, WY to PINKHAMTON by hack and saddle.

SARGENTS to COSDEN, WHITE PINE, and TOMICHI by coach and hack.

SILVER CLIFF to ULA by hack.

SILVER CLIFF to QUERIDA and ROSITA by hack.

SILVERTON to HOWARDSVILLE, EUREKA, ANIMAS FORKS, and MINERAL POINT by hack.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS to EDITH, HAYDEN, ELKHEAD, and YAMPA by hack and saddle.

SUNSET to NEDERLAND, and CARIBOU by hack and saddle.

TRINIDAD to MADRID, CORDOVA, and STONEWALL by hack and saddle.

TRINIDAD to BARELA by hack.

VILLA GROVE to SAGUACHE, CARNERO, and DEL NORTE by hack.

VILLA GROVE to TONIA, SEDGWICK, and BONANZA by coach and four.

VILLA GROVE to COTTON CREEK, SAN ISABEL, and CRESTON by hack.

WAGON WHEEL GAP to ANTELOPE SPRINGS, SAN JUAN, and LAKE CITY by hack and saddle.

WALSENBURG to ST. MARY'S, BADITO, HUERFANO CANON, GARDNER, MALACHITE, SHARPSDALE, OREAN, ZAPATO, and ALAMOSA by hack and saddle.

WEBSTER to HALL VALLEY by hack.

WEST LAS ANIMAS to HIGBEE and BENT CANON by hack.

WEST LAS ANIMAS to FT. LYON by daily ambulance.


COLORADO STAGE GUIDE

This is from another source that may or may not be included in the routes listed above.

BLACK HAWK to BIG HILL
BOULDER to CARDINAL and CARIBOU
CARIBOU to CENTRAL
CENTRAL to NEVADA, IDAHO, EMPIRE, and GEORGETOWN
CENTRAL to BLACK HAWK, and BIG HILL
CENTRAL to SOUTH BOULDER
COLORADO SPRINGS to FAIRPLAY
DENVER to FAIRPLAY
DENVER to VALMONT and BOULDER
EMPIRE to BRECKENRIDGE
FAIRPLAY to CANON CITY
FAIRPLAY to SALT WORKS, DAYTON, and ORO CITY
FAIRPLAY to ORO, GRANITE, HELENA, and SOUTH ARKANSAS
HAMILTON to LINCOLN and DELAWARE CITY
PUEBLO to CANON CITY and FAIRPLAY


BARLOW AND SANDERSON ROUTES

From another source that lists this route in the east and southeast plains of Colorado, as of 1869 but probably as early as 1862.

NO. 1 WELL to NO. 2 WELL, KIOWA SPRINGS, CHEYENNE WELLS, POND CREEK, SHERIDAN, and FT. WALLACE.

Barlow and Sanderson also had routes through Archuleta County in the 1880's up until the train made them obsolete in about 1915. These routes ran between Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Lumberton, New Mexico; Lumberton, New Mexico to Anamis City (present day Durango), Colorado; and from Pagosa Springs to Anamis City.


SOUTHERLAND OVERLAND MAIL AND EXPRESS
1862

This line was a weekly line of post coaches.

KANSAS CITY to SANTA FE via SMOKY HILL ROUTE to FT HARKER, KS to FT. ZARAH on the Arkansas River to BENT'S OLD FORT near present day LA JUNTA to TRINIDAD, FT. UNION, LAS VEGAS, NM to SANTA FE.

It took twenty days to make the through trip with an average fare of $200. There was a relay station at Bent's New Fort as well as other stops. Branch lines west to Pueblo could be found from Bent's Old Fort.


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