18. Beulah

Highway 78

 For this tour, from Thatcher (Highway 96) in Pueblo, head south on Pueblo Blvd. go right on Northern (Highway 78) and head southwest to Beulah. The trip is 26-miles long on gravel roads. Many wealthy Puebloans escaped the heat by spending summers in Beulah. Be sure to stop at the 610-acre Pueblo Mountain Park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park was purchased by the City of Pueblo from the National Forest Service. Arthur Carhart, the first landscape architect for the Forest Service used the land as a model for a comprehensive recreation plan in 1919. The Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration built sections of the Park in the 1920s and 1930s. The park today continues its historical uses of picnicking, hiking, recreational driving, ball games, rodeo and archery. Travelers may backtrack to Pueblo or continue on Highway 78, which joins Highway 165 two miles south of Bishop's Castle.