Montrose, Colorado: The Hangin' Tree

Long-dead tree where George Bikford was hanged in 1878. Has its own sign. Stands next to the Hangin' Tree convenience store.

Address:
17250 US-550, Montrose, CO
Directions:
South edge of town, on the east side of US-550, just south of milepost 126.
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The Hangin' Tree.

The Hangin' Tree

It's a really naked tree that was used to hang George Bikford in 1878. Tree and attached sign are visible from the road in front of a gas station/convenience store.

[Kerin Fassler, 11/07/2022]

The sign was originally bordered with a rope and noose, but much of that has disappeared, possibly at the hands of ghoulish tourists. The adjacent Hangin Tree convenience store may have souvenirs.


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Museum of the Mountain WestMuseum of the Mountain West, Montrose, CO - 5 mi.
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