Blanca, Colorado: Tree Carved Fiddler (Gone)

For its fleeting moment of fame, the fiddler pushed the envelope of what can be done with a dead tree turned upside-down.

Directions:
From Denver, drive down south on I-25 as far as exit into Walsenburg on I-285, take right going west turn towards Alamosa, over La Veta pass, you pass the community of Fort Garland, keep going west about 2 miles and there you get to Blanca. Just west of the community is the crafts shop.
Hours:
Fiddler reported felled.
Status:
Gone

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The Fiddler is down.

Tree Carved Fiddler

Recently visited and the famous fiddler had fallen and couldn't get back up. It's a pretty sad sight. However, there were several other carved friends in the store's yard, like "The Wild Woodsman."

[Taryn Bays, 10/07/2009]

The Fiddler was a champ. Don't know if we'd swerve to see the "Wild Woodsman," a man-sized tree stump with a crudely carved Robin Hood head nailed on top.

Fiddler tree.

Tree Carved Fiddler

The Fiddling Tree stands in Blanca, CO.

[Tom Beattie, 11/13/2008]

Tree guy plays fiddle.

Tree Caricatures

Trees carved and set up in interesting ways in the small community of Blanca, located east of Alamosa, Colorado. I did not see the inside of the shop, just stopped to take photos.

[steve, 02/09/2007]

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