The Disappointment Valley lies southwest of Norwood. The events I am writing about for “Notorious Telluride” took place in 1904 and 1922. This complicated story of love, betrayal, homicide, and revenge took place among ranch folk in this isolated valley. It involves a rancher shooting a disabled man then marrying his wife (the sister of his current wife). Years later, the first man’s disturbed son gets his revenge.
Update: After doing a bit of research, I’ve learned that the Disappointment Valley is home to some of the last wild horses left in North America. There used to be 2 million of these beauties; now there are about 25,000 left. Watch this ten minute documentary about what’s happening to the wild horses in Disappointment Valley and other western places.