Random Colorado Location #4 Valdez


Valdez is an old mining town on the other side of the pass from Three Bridges and west of Trinidad on CO 160.  At one time the railroad seemed to have played an important part in Valdez.  Many of the old buildings are along an old railroad bed who’s tracks have long been removed.  Valdez is in the heart of what was once, one of the largest coal producing areas in Colorado.  Some of the mines are still active today.

old-store1w  abandoned store in Valdez, taken with the 4×5 pinhole camera

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valdez1w looking west in Valdez, 4×5 pinhole

valdez-river1w  Purgatoire River outside of Valdez, 4×5 pinhole

_MG_1269w  Moon over Purgatoire

_MG_1355w The view to the west of Valdez


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