Follow this road for approximately six miles and you will come into the eclectic town of Montezuma, which had been listed as one of Colorado's top scenic places by "John Fielder's Best of Colorado". According to the Summit County historical society, Montezuma was founded in 1865 following the discovery of silver in nearby Argentine Pass. To this day many of the old mine shafts and buildings still remain, and it is awesome to take a drive up to this old mining town on a nice sunny day.[caption id="attachment_4156" align="aligncenter" width="382" caption="Welcome to Montezuma"][/caption]
On top of that there is a plethora of trails in Montezuma. Where you can do everything from hiking, backpacking, four-wheeling, backcountry skiing and hunting. Two of the most popular are Saints John Road and Webster Pass. Saints John is just off main street in Montezuma, and is known for it's old mining cabins. Webster Pass is a popular four-wheeling and backpacking trip. For more information on these trails go to, dillonrangerdistrict.com. However, be sure too prepare before you go, all the roads past the center of Montezuma are dirt and unmaintained, four-wheel drive is definitely recommended. And of course it is hunting season, so make sure you are wearing bright colors if you are going to be in the woods.[caption id="attachment_4158" align="aligncenter" width="344" caption="So many trails to pick from"][/caption]
Finally, be sure to keep checking SummitCove.com, as we have recently acquired a property in Montezuma perfect for an adventurous getaway!