A Quick Family Stop in Walsenburg

Families love Walsenburg. Not only is it a super affordable place to stay, it also offers plenty of opportunities for its youngest visitors to play. Sure, there are trails for exploring and parks for swinging, but best of all, there is the waterpark! This not-to-miss destination can entertain a family for a full day or just a few hours.

Activity #1 – Lathrop State Park

Beat the heat at Lathrop State Park, Colorado’s first state park.

Martin Lake at the park offers water skiing, power, and sail boating. It’s also a warm-water lake, making it great for swimming.  Horseshoe Lake is a peaceful haven for canoeists, kayakers, and other wakeless boaters. Catfish, bass, walleye, trout, and bluegill thrive in both lakes, although Horseshoe Lake is known for its large tiger muskies.

Activity #2 – Mini Golf at Lathrop State Park or The Bear’s Den

If you still have energy after swimming in Martin Lake, play a round of mini-golf at the state park. If you’re lucky, you’ll hit it a sunset, when the sky fills with incredible colors. Or, head south into Cuchara for a round of mini-golf enveloped by a stunning Colorado pine forest.