Walt Whitman in South Park

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South Park, the headwaters home of the Rocky Mountain Land Library, can be described as a high altitude basin, surrounded by mountain ranges, and encompassing approximately 1,000 square miles.

Or you can take this description from the great American poet Walt Whitman, 1879:

I jot these lines literally at Kenosha summit, where we return, afternoon, and take a long rest, 10,000 feet above sea-level. At this immense height the South Park stretches fifty miles before me. Mountainous chains and peaks in every variety of perspective, every hue of vista, fringe the view…so the whole Western world is, in a sense, but an expansion of these mountains… (from Specimen Days).

The view of South Park from Kenosha Pass is still one of the most stunning views in the entire Colorado Rockies. We feel a surge of anticipation every time we near the top, knowing what’s to come. It’s an experience we wish for you all!
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Mount Silverheels from Buffalo Peaks Ranch. photo by Sarah McLaughlin

This short video will show you why we are so excited about being in South Park — enjoy!

“The stories of people and the land couldn’t be told in a better place than this high mountain ranch, threaded by trout streams and elk trails, with traces of native tribes and early settlers still visible on the land.” — Jeff Lee, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Land Library

 

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