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The amount of land area in Stonewall is 1.2 sq. miles.
The distance from Stonewall to Washington DC is 1595 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 190 miles. (as the crow flies)
Stonewall is positioned 37.15 degrees north of the equator and 105.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Stonewall elevation is 7,711 feet above sea level.
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Stonewall location: in southern Colorado southwest of Pueblo and Walsenburg and about 30 miles west of Trinidad on Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends Nearby communities include Monument Park, Vigil and Weston.

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The geography for Stonewall is in a gap in the Dakota Wall, a unique Dakota Sandstone formation that towers 250 feet above the town of Stonewall.

Learn more about the Spanish Peaks on this page. One of the features of the Spanish Peaks are the dikes that radiate out. These were formed when molton magma moved up through vertical cracks. They hardened and were eventually exposed due to erosion.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Stonewall is seasonal. There are over 300 days of sunshine each year. Snow may fall from September through April.
Stonewall average annual precipitation is 36 inches per year.
Stonewall average temperature is (winter) 33, (summer) 72 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (winter) 10, (summer) 52 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (winter) 45, (summer) 85 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 30 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 44.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 49.9 degrees F.

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Stonewall history:

Though the area seems calm and serene today, back in the 1880s, a major stand-off occurred between the government and the settlers over the Maxwell Land Grant.

Nearby Monument Lake has an interesting legend. Two Indian chiefs were searching for water for their tribes. When they met, they embraced and cried with each other over the lack of water. They say a lake formed at their feet and a volcano erupted that enclosed them in rock in the center of the lake.
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Stonewall attractions:

Pictures and information about Stonewall. The wildlife of this area is dominated elk with some people claiming there are more elk than humans here. Many cabins and guest ranches are found in this area.

Scenic Highway of Legends
This route, Highway 12, was designated as one of Colorado's scenic and historical byways in 1987. It was named a National Forest Byway in 1988. The 80 mile route passes through wonderfully beautiful scenery on its course. It can be driven in about two hours. It winds through Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Monument Lake, Stonewall, Vigil, Weston, Segundo, Cokesdale and Trinidad crossing the Cuchara Pass at 9,994 feet above sea level part way along the byway. A welcome center is located in Trinidad with more information about the route. Here is a map page for the highway.

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