May 19… Castlewood Canyon State Park,and the dam

Last posting on our trip to Colorado Springs…

There were two places in the park that were very interesting,the first was the homestead of the Lucas’s.

Here’s the old homestead…. back of house

Inside of house…

The thickness of the walls..

A side entrance…

I still amazed that the house was make out of concrete! Also their barn floor with one trough for feed and the ditch for manure.


Looking out over the valley

More pictures of the trail that we walked with trail was only 5.6 miles, with not as much up and downs!

Also we saw a deer ,a mule deer,… I think

Coming within view of the dam…

Steps going down to cross from one side of the dam ..

Views of the dam..

Information on the dam

The little creek that flows through the valley now…

One can see the sand that was the cause of the dam breaking…

Some items that caught my attention

When we flew out of Colorado Springs it was snowing and cold

A few hours later.. we walked out of the plane to 85* weather.


Looking out the small plane window as we approached August , Ga which is an hour from our home.

Now we are back home to duties once again.. as the grass continued to grow ,as the weeds did while we were gone,but it felt good to be back !


Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

15 thoughts on “May 19… Castlewood Canyon State Park,and the dam”

  1. Such a fun trip for you, and a chance to cool off! It spit snow here again this morning, but I’m hoping we’ve seen the last of highs in the 40’s. It was quite a sight to see people out mowing today with winter coats and gloves on!

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    1. It was fun… I think there were times I cooled off too much!😀 mowing with coats and gloves doesn’t happen here very often in the spring,more in the fall.

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  2. Such an interesting trip and post! The remains of old homes, like that one, always give me lots to think about–how life must’ve been lived in that place and time, what happened to the descendants, why the place was abandoned–very poignant. The hike to the dam looks like a good workout, too! A very good trip, all the way around! But there’s no place like home, huh?

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    1. There’s no place like home be it ever so humble.😀 I, too ,wonder why it was abandoned.. maybe drought like the cliff dwellers? I think farming would be tough out there,with it being a drier climate, then you have hail, which must be a fairly common happening as we saw cars with dings in them.


  3. I always love posting like these that take me to places I will most likely never see other wise. I feel the same way as Kerry with the same questions. TY for taking me on this journey with you 🙂

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  4. Such an interesting and impressive old home. It would have been fun to see photographs of the homestead before it became a ruin… now we will never know. Your posting had me looking up the flood information on that dam. Seeing how it was constructed and reading about how much water it was expected to hold has me wondering how it had held up before the great downpour! Crazy-scary.

    Glad you had such a great vacation and such a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your good times and photographs with us! 🙂

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    1. I can imagine it was scary,and I felt sorry for the folks that lost live stock. I was wondering how they packed every one in the house. It would have been neat to see how they arranged it all.

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  5. It was fun to virtually visit this park via this post. It’s fascinating to think about what it must have been like to live on this ranch in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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