Beulah Valley, Colorado: Roadside Grave of Solid MuldoonSolid Muldoon was a seven-foot-tall petrified man that was displayed across Colorado in the 1870s.
- 7951 State Hwy 78 (near), Beulah Valley, CO
- The grave is in a small turn-out on the north side of Hwy 78, mile marker 16. Take I-25 exit 97A in Pueblo (Central Ave.), turn north one block to Northern Ave., then turn left. Drive west for 20 miles. If coming from the west, the grave is 15.5 miles east of Hwy 165.
Visitor Tips and News About Roadside Grave of Solid Muldoon
My family and I found this attraction on highway 78 at mile marker 16, 20 miles from Pueblo. It shares the same "Point of interest" pull-off as a more substantial memorial, "Civil War in Colorado."[rehpot73, 08/14/2011]
An odd little marker amid the typical roadside pull off fare: a time capsule and a few plaques.[Chris Sack, 07/28/2010]
Reburied July 22, 1984.
On Colorado Hwy. 78 lies Solid Muldoon, known by P.T. Barnum and many ne'er-do-wells as a petrified seven foot man exhibited in Colorado in 1876 for .50 cents a look, and disappeared somewhere along the line. According to the roadside wooden grave marker, old Solid lies beneath, never to be exhibited again.[Jim Shaw, 02/02/2003]