Rocky Mountain Land Library

Central Colorado

If you're a fan of libraries, you'll want to check out this 1862 ranch, which is currently being renovated to accommodate some 32,000 volumes about the West. The aim is to eventually turn it into a retreat, though the earliest any accommodations will be ready is 2018. A series of writing and art workshops is currently being held each Saturday throughout the summer (June through August).

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