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Redstone Coke Ovens

Redstone, Colorado is gorgeous. The mountains are huge, the waterfalls are plentiful, and there are pine trees galore.

There are also coke ovens from a mining era long past. Aren’t they cool? According to redstonecolorado.com, sixty-two of these ovens have been partially rebuilt. In the early nineteen-hundreds, the ovens were used to burn impurities from mined coal to make the coking cole that was used in the Pueblo steel mill.

Redstone Coke Ovens

While in Redstone, we also took a walk through the town. The walking trail that leads from the parking area to the park isn’t long, but the scenery is great, and it’s a good way to stretch your legs.

Redstone

 

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