You Will Want To See This Endangered Part Of Colorado History While You Still Can

Overall, the Centennial State is great about preserving landmarks and artifacts that hold an important piece of Colorado history. From Bent’s Old Fort to Mesa Verde and beyond, there are plenty of these historic gems to go around. However, despite the state’s best efforts, one important piece of Colorado’s past may be endangered, which is why you will want to see it while you still can.

Located in Pueblo County, the Goodnight Barn is the last remaining structure on the Goodnight Rock Canon Ranch, which was once a vital stop along the Goodnight-Loving cattle trail. Built in 1870, the Goodnight Barn is constructed by sandstone and despite being listed on the National Register of Historic Places is in danger of being moved from its original location. Thanks to our friends at History Colorado, we can get a better look at this beautiful structure, as well as learn more about preservation efforts:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

For even more Centennial State history, click on One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Colorado.