"La Junta, Colorado" La Junta by painterdave

La Junta Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 27 photos

Town with a colorful history

La Junta, Colorado and the surrounding area has a rich history. The American Indians would come here to the Arkansas River to camp in the Spring. Later a man named Bent built a fort for the traders, and in the most recent past the Santa Fe Railroad made La Junta an important railroad repair stop.
In the 1960's the nation's passenger railroad was born and the leg from Denver down to La Junta was terminated.
La Junta has a well known Boy Scout Troop where the scouts learn American Indian Dances, and put on an excellent set of performances. They are called the Koshares.
There is also a junior college in La Junta.
During WWII the government maintained an important airport just north of La Junta.

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  • Pros:motels are inexpensive
  • Cons:can be seen in 1/2 day
  • In a nutshell:See Bent's Fort which is worth the trip
  • Last visit to La Junta: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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