|Eastern Mojave Vegetation||Badito, Huerfano County, Colorado.|
Badito, located at the crossing of the Huerfano River, marks a path used by the Ancestral Puebloans during the Basketmaker era.
A Spanish expedition led by General Juan de Ulibarrí is the first known recorded journey through Badito. He documented the journey through Cuchara Pass, west of the Spanish Peaks in 1706. Juan de Ulibarrí's command reached the Rio de San Juan Baptista (currently named the Huerfano River) at Badito.
In 1819, Jacob Fowler noted an abandoned Spanish adobe fort at the location. Some ruins in Badito
Later, the Taos Trappers Trail, joining the Santa Fe Trail with the Cherokee Trail, passed through this location. In 1867, as part of the U.S. Territories, Badito became the Huerfano County seat. Later the county seat was moved to Walsenburg.
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Date and time this article was prepared:9:30:31 AM, 2/28/2021.