James S. Aber
Conspicuous dikes trend across the Walsenburg vicinity, and a small intrusive plug is exposed to the northeast at Huerfano Butte. Huerfano means orphan, which describes its situation as an isolated landmark on the High Plains.
|View of Huerfano Butte from I-29 looking eastward. Notice the two-tone appearance of the butte. The right (south) side is dark colored, whereas the left side is relatively light. Image date 5/03.|
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GO 547/ES 747 © J.S. Aber (2004).