To Hell You Ride!  LbNA # 5555 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateSep 3 2003
CountySan Miguel
LocationSan Miguel County, CO
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In a breathtaking valley lies a town, reputedly named after its wild past: “To Hell You Ride!” was the phrase (possibly followed by a yeehaw!) that supposedly captured the spirit of this now relatively calm ski resort town. First time visitors may have to allow time for their eyes to adjust to the dazzling beauty all around.

To find the letterbox, follow the main drag of this wee town (named for the state) to the outter edge of town, until a “dire” warning specifically for our trucker friends is spotted along the road. From the gravel at the edge of the road take as many moderate paces as the speed limit posted along with the warning towards the creek. A nice letterboxing rock conceals what is sought. Weather permitting, of course (having only visited in late summer, it is unknown whether snow would prevent finding the l‘box during the winter.)

Be sure to ride the free gondola to the top of the mountain for a glorious look-see, and enjoy a fine walk around this gem of a mountain town after signing in with its first-listed letterbox.