Stations of the Cross Shrine

The best road trips are often those that begin with a plan as simple as getting in the car and heading in a particular direction.  No intended destination, no rigid itinerary to keep up with, no reservations and no idea what you’ll discover along the way.  I call these adventures!

On our most recent adventure, we found ourselves in San Luis, Colorado.  San Luis is the oldest settlement in Colorado dating back to 1851 when it was part of the Territory of New Mexico…10 years before the  establishment of the Colorado Territory.  Located in Costillo County in southern Colorado, the town is small with a population of under 1,000.  But this tiny historic town has a very unique feature…a mountaintop art installation depicting the Stations of the Cross.  Bronze sculptures created by local artist, Huberto Maestas, line a 3/4-mile trail that switchbacks its way up the  La Mesa de la Piedad y de la Misericordia (the Hill of Piety and Mercy).  The La Capilla de Todos Los Santos (The Chapel of All Saints) at the summit is a beautiful spot for reflection with spectacular views to valley below.

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