Outdoor Recreation

OHVing in Spanish Peaks Country

Relieve stress, enjoy Southern Colorado's great weather, spend time with family and friends, and have loads of fun on a four-wheeling adventure. Spanish Peaks Country offers miles of trails for the novice and experienced rider. From open meadows to forested trails, an OHV ride will showcase the region’s famous landscapes. #1 & #2 - Cuchara [...]

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Spanish Peaks Birding Trail

Colorado Parks and Wildlife began building the statewide Colorado Birding Trail in 2000, connecting points rich in birds and wildlife. The trail now consists of three regions—Western Colorado, Rocky Mountains, and Eastern Plains. It's in the Rocky Mountain region that you'll find the Spanish Peaks Birding Trail. The Spanish Peaks Birding Trail follows the Highway [...]

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Lathrop State Park

Colorado’s first state park, Lathrop State Park features two lakes and nearly 1,600 acres of recreational land nestled among the pinyons and junipers of the Spanish Peaks' foothills. Martin Lake 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, [...]

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Twelve Must-Dos in Spanish Peaks Country

There’s so much to do in Spanish Peaks County, where does one start? Good thing we compiled a list of some of our favorite activities. Take our challenge and try to do all 10! Find that one-of-a-kind item on Walsenburg’s Main Street and at the Antique Mall Go four-wheeling over Medano Pass to the Great [...]

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Golfing in Spanish Peaks Country

Spectacular Mountain Views! The course is located within Lathrop State park. No parks pass is required. Just drive through. If asked, say you are going to the golf course. Come and get right on. Elevated, well-manicured greens. This hidden gem is a must-play. The clubhouse serves great food. The best golf value in Colorado or [...]

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