Cuchara River at the Playground  LbNA # 48811

Placed DateJul 11 2009
LocationCuchara, CO
Planted ByHootiefish    
Found By Woodland Wanderer
Last Found Jun 22 2012
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Cuchara means "spoon" in Spanish. The Cuchara River winds its way behind the Spanish Peaks (East Peak and West Peak) in Southern Colorado. In the little village of Cuchara, which lies along the scenic Highway of Legends (Hwy 12), is nestled at the foot of the Spanish Peaks. This is where you will need to start your quest for this utensil letterbox.

Along Highway 12 just a little bit east of Cuchara is a Recreation Center and a little green playground with swings and playscape. This is located on the north side of Hwy 12.
Park at the gravel wide spot near the playground. Get out of the car and find the cut rock walkway that winds through the park area (to the left of the playground itself). Follow the path as it winds to the left, past some trees and flower plantings. On the right side almost to the end of the park is a little patch of evergreen bushes. Nestled deep in the middle of these two bushes is the letterbox.
Because this box is located in a highly visible and probably well-tended landscape, it is possible it could go missing or be removed by the people who tend to the plants there. I hope not, but if you go to find this box and find it missing, please drop me a note.