Explore Walsenburg

Spend the whole day exploring Walsenburg. From history and art to a refreshing hike filled with breathtaking scenery, this full-day itinerary has it all… and with minimal driving!

Activity #1 – Walsenburg Mining Museum

Learn about Walsenburg’s rich mining history at the Walsenburg Mining Museum. Explore artifacts from days gone by and dioramas depicting mining life.

Activity #2 – Museum of Friends

Walk across the street to the Museum of Friends, America’s only counter-culture art museum. This museum features rotating modern art exhibitions on the first floor and a wholly donated permanent collection on the second floor. Artists in the permanent collection include Dean Fleming, Dennis Oppenheim, Mark di Suvero, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Camille Seaman, and more.

Lunch: George’s Drive-Inn

Activity #3 – Lathrop State Park

Drive 10 minutes from downtown Walsenburg to Lathrop State Park—Colorado’s first state park! Here, nearly 1,600 acres of recreational enjoyment await. While there’s a lot to do on the water, for those looking for a simpler pleasure, the nice and easy Hogback Nature Loop Trail encircles the lake.

Dinner: Corine’s Mexican Restaurant

Activity #4 – Fox Theatre

After dinner, enjoy a movie at the historic Fox Theatre. Or, on special occasions, you might be lucky enough to catch some live music!