Walsenburg, Colorado: Virgin Mary Grotto

Natural rock alcove transformed into a convenient roadside shrine to Mary. Many random offerings.
U.S. 160, Walsenburg, CO
Just west of the T-intersection with 351, pullout on the north side of US Hwy 160.
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Virgin Mary Grotto.

Virgin Mary Grotto

Very easy to find. North on US-160, just past Highway 351. Park on the roadside. Many offerings. Peaceful.

[Marjorie Saravia, 01/18/2020]

Virgin Mary Grotto.

Virgin Mary Grotto

More items for loved ones have been added at the Virgin Mary Grotto. Easy to get to, this space truly feels sacred. The Grotto is very close to the road sign for the Spanish Peaks, which can be seen in the distance across the road.

Spoke to an older gentleman native to the area. He said the grotto has been this way for at least 60 years, and was cleaned out once as far as he knows. He believes a couple who live across the road and down the hill keep an eye on things.

[Meg Zorn, 06/29/2018]


Roadside Grotto

Hwy 160 west of town on North side of the road above the highway a wonderful grotto with many personal items attached to the fence. Small flags will draw your attention to the rock formation. It faces the gorgeous Colorado mountains.

[A Peirce, 06/25/2015]

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