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TURRET COLORADO

Directions: From Salida, take Ute Trail Road (CR 175) to CR185 then CR 184 to Turret; about 10 miles NE of Salida

For more than 40 years until the post office closed in 1939, this was the center of activity in the Arkansas Hills mining district east of Salida. The Gold Bug mine caused the first rush, but by 1916 the area was producing mostly copper, iron and marble, which was hauled out by mules-drawn wagons. Visitors are welcome to travel to Turret by way of a series of winding roads. Transportation over twisted, rough roads, even today, is worth the challenge for those who want to see what has become of the old town that once had stores, hotels, telephone service and three newspapers. High clearance vehicles are recommended and visitors are asked to respect private property.

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