ANTONITO, CO - MAY 31: There are upgrades coming to the Antonito Town Park, seen here on May 31, 2018, in Antonito, Colorado. An old football field is being remade into a second softball field to accommodate all the teams that visit for the town's annual softball tournament. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

Once a pass-through town, legal marijuana put Antonito on the map

Just north of the New Mexico border and nestled in the middle of not much sits tiny Antonito, a former sheep-herding town of about 750 people that straddles a section of U.S. 285.

Mostly a pass-through place, its biggest tourist attraction had been Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, the state’s oldest church and congregation. Then there’s the castle made of beer cans.

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