Secluded along US-350, the Santa Fe Trail Byway, in Southeast Colorado, Thatcher is all but a ghost town nowadays. A Thatcher Post Office did operate from 1883 to 1973, but has since closed up shop. Model Post Office serves Thatcher.
The unincorporated community was given its name. for a local cattleman called M.D. Thatcher. It was briefly known as “Hole-In-The Rock” because a mineral springs was nearby. Thatcher sits in Las Animas County in between La Junta and Trinidad.
Activities near Thatcher
- Bent’s Old Fort (52mi)
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Ghost towns along the old Santa Fe Trail in Southeast Colorado
One of Colorado’s more ghostly scenes can be found along U.S. 350, between La Junta and…
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