A Great Day for a Hike

Improve your blood pressure, build muscle strength, boost your mood, and more by taking a hike.

Hit the trails in Spanish Peaks Country where Colorado hiking is taken to a whole new level thanks to the unique geological features that dot the landscape and mountain views that fill the backdrop.

Walsenburg, La Veta, and Cuchara each offer several hikes of varying degrees of difficulty. From a stroll around town to a steep climb to a mountain lake, Spanish Peaks Country has the hike that’s perfect for you and your party.

Pack a bottle of water and some snacks, and prepare for a full day of exercise on the following hikes.

Activity #1 – Hogback Nature Trail

This gentle two-mile hike is in Lathrop State Park and winds through sandstone formations before climbing up the rocky Hogback Ridge that forms the park’s northern boundary.

As the trail follows the top of the ridge, majestic views of the Spanish Peaks and Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountain Ranges fill the landscape.

LUNCH: Lokal Burger 

Activity #2 – La Veta Loop Trail

Walk off lunch on this easy-to-moderate three-mile trail. The La Veta Loop Trail takes you through streets and alleyways and offers exceptional views of the Spanish Peaks, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and Greenhorn Mountain.

Activity #3 – Indian Creek Trail

Challenge your stamina on the Indian Creek Trail in Cuchara. This 4.2-mile moderately difficult trail takes you to Baker Creek and is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. It is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.

DINNER: Dog Bar and Grill