3.0
2 votes

El Mesteno

Peña Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80249 USA

  • Independent
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“32 foot tall hell horse statue”

The El Mesteno, located right outside the Denver Airport, sits on a rather wide median between the two main strips that go in and out of the airport. In other words, if you're way out of the Mile High city, it's burning red eyes are the last thing you see. If you just arrived, it will be the first. Allegedly, a local man owns this bit of land and erected the 32 feet tall statue some time after the surround land was turned into a road. City organizations have tried, unsuccessfully, to get the statue removed. One day, they may succeed. So in that spirit, make your way towards this, er, interesting statue, and get your photo with it before it goes away.. forever! Then probably comes back to haunt your Mile High dreams.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
bailey.jones.1420

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 01, 2014

As I understand it, any piece of art in this location has a limited tenure and that's where the stories come from about the City wanting to remove it. I have no idea where this stands though- it's quite popular.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
gwinna

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 01, 2014

Comments aren't true. The piece was commissioned by the city and placed after the airport opened. The sculpture is much creepier then you know however. The piece was commissioned by a famous artist while it was being made it fell and crushed the artist. This demon horse killed it's maker. How gruesome is that.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
autumn.cotterall

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
May 01, 2014

This is also dubbed Bluecifer. It is rumored to have fallen onto the original sculptor before it was complete, crushing him to death. Creepy horse, and his eyes burn a bright red!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
sarahpar

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 05, 2014

The comments about the city trying to remove it is untrue. The city commissioned this piece of art. Some residents of Denver are attempting to have it removed.

An interesting true fact about this horse is it killed its sculptor, Luis Jiménez. While working on the horse, a piece of the torso fell on Jiménez and severed an artery in his leg.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Brandon Hite

  • Expert
  • 154 Reviews
  • 116 Helpful
October 29, 2013

this is freaking awesome

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
willowleeeee

  • 45 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 27, 2019
Rated 5.0

The actual name is Blue Mustang. Seems many people call it Blucifer as well.
The history is interesting, and a bit scary.
The Roadtrippers coordinates take you through the parking lot. Don’t worry, we were able to drive right through without having to pay.
Google maps directions also work, without worrying about the parking lot. Search “Blucifer” or “Blue Mustang” If you search “El Mesteno”, you will not find it.
As you leave, you pass the mustang again. It is on the left side both times.
There are a lot of no parking or stopping signs along the road and no place to properly stop to take pictures of it. We didn’t want to risk getting in trouble for up close pictures.
There were rumors online that it would be removed or moved to another location. As of June 2019, Blucifer is still there!
Enjoy! And be safe!

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
Cin

  • 57 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
August 04, 2016

Is this easy to get to via car & not just if you're flying into or out of the airport?

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the El Mesteno.

El Mesteno

Peña Boulevard
Denver, Colorado
80249 USA

Hours not available

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
See More Details (1)
Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Aurora, Colorado
FastBook
$

Click to discover a
great deal!

Denver, Colorado
Westminster, Colorado
Arvada, Colorado
Remove Ads
19233