A Short Tour of La Veta and Cuchara
The small towns of La Veta and Cuchara are sure to surprise you. Not only are they enveloped by gorgeous scenery, they also offer historic museums, art galleries, and hikes filled with unique geological features. However, if you have only a few hours, the following activities are a must.
Activity #1 – Francisco Fort Museum
The Francisco Fort Museum is the last surviving original adobe fort in the state. It houses artifacts representing multiple eras of Huerfano County’s history, including American, Spanish settler, and pioneer artifacts. More specifically, visitors to the museum will view weapons, wagons, saddles, clothing, a one-room schoolhouse, and a saloon from Old La Veta’s Main Street containing the bullet-scarred bar owned by Bob Ford after he shot Jesse James.
Activity #2 – Hiking in Cuchara
Cuchara, with its lush, pine forests, is made for hiking. Though trails range from moderate to difficult, all offer stupendous views and an immersive outdoor experience.