Iron Spring


Iron Spring was an important water stop for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail and several different routes to the spring were used. Between 1861 and 1871 Iron Spring was used as a stage coach station. An important water supply on the trail, it was the scene of several Indian attacks. The site is interpreted and trail ruts are visible near the spring west of the parking lot and a few ruins remain nearby.


Highway 350 south on County Road 9 for 1 mile
USDA Forest Service office, 1420 E. Third
La Junta, CO 81050


37.69170000, -103.91160000
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