Guffey, Colorado: Skeleton Horses and Other Charms of Guffey

Horses, hogs, and chickens figure prominently into this town's tourist delights.
Address:
Main St., Guffey, CO
Directions:
Two miles east of Hwy 9. Take CR 102 to Main St.
Admission:
Free.
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Skeleton horses. Skeleton Horses and Other Charms of Guffey

We didn't find the bath tubs, but the town is definitely worth the small detour off Hwy 50. The skeleton horse-drawn prisoner is surrounded by an entire miniature western town (all marked no trespassing, but an amusing drive-by). The real town is just as interesting.

[Kathy & Ron - On N X NW Expedition, 09/09/2014]
Prison wagon and skeleton horses. Skeleton Horses and Other Charms of Guffey

The entire town of Guffey Colorado is worth the drive. One of the first things to catch your eye are two horse skeletons hitched to an old prison wagon, complete with a scarecrow convict. Just a bit down the main street is an interesting curio shop with a collection of cast iron bath tubs.

If you are looking to spend the night, Guffey has many interesting accommodations, including one called the Hog Barn. It IS actually a converted hog barn.

If you are lucky enough to get there on the 4th of July, you can take part in the Chicken Fly. Entrants take their chicken up on a raised platform, load them into a mail box, then shoot them out with a toilet plunger. Farthest flight wins! If you came unprepared, the residents of Guffey will rent you a chicken for the day. All this activity is presided over by the towns duly elected mayor, a rather large cat!

[K. Waltermire, 03/03/2006]

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