9:00 - 0.3 miles / - 9:00
El Pueblo Museum
At this museum, visitors can learn about the interaction of several different cultures: American Indian, Mexican, and American. Fascinating artifacts, colorful murals and interesting stories bring the history of the Pueblo area to life.
11:00 - 28.7 miles / 57 minutes - 11:58
Wetmore and Early Settlements
Over 150 years ago, buckskin-clad French traders, scrappy American farmers, and fur traders lived in nearby settlements. In the 1830s, three French ex-trappers built a fort on Adobe Creek to facilitate trade with the Ute Indians. It was called Buzzard's Roost, or Maurice's Fort, after Maurice LeDuc. Later settlements in the area included Hardscrabble in 1844 and Wetmore in the late 1870s.
14:58 - 44.6 miles / an hour 29 minutes - 16:27
In 1919, the Forest Service's first landscape architect, Arthur Carhart, proposed some radical changes using the San Isabel area as a model for the rest of the nation. Carhart's ideas included the concept of integrated planning of new automobile roads to auto camps, tent camps, planned campsites, and lookout points. In addition, several recreational cabins were built in the 1920s near what is now Lake Isabel. Visitors can see several of the cabins behind the Lodge at San Isabel, which was once a mess hall for Civilian Conservation Corps workers.
21:27 - 15.6 miles / 31 minutes - 10:58
Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway - end