Geology and Mountains
Spanish Peaks Country is a geological paradise formed by ancient volcanic activity and erosion. Around 25 million years ago, molten rock from the Earth’s mantle flowed into lower fractures, cooling and congealing beneath the crust, originating what would become the skyscraping Spanish Peaks. It took millions of years of erosion to carve out their unmistakable shapes. Rich valleys juxtapose the picturesque mountains, offering seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and awe.
This breathtaking part of Colorado is truly a playground for both geology aficionados and nature lovers. By exploring the trails that crisscross through the volcanic-shaped landscape, visitors gain a glimpse into the tremendous forces that came together over millions of years to form the stunning sculpture known as Spanish Peaks Country.