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From family travel and outdoor adventures to niche and group travel, Spanish Peaks Country offers an experience your readers are eager to discover.

Spanish Peaks Country’s public relations team has prepared articles, press releases, and story ideas to help you in your quest for interesting, relevant information.

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Looking for a great travel story to write? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Colorado’s Spanish Peaks Country offers a large list of attractions and outdoor recreation opportunities. With something new happening all the time, it’s a great place to stop for a news tip!

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The Moving Wall Visits Walsenburg, Colorado

American Legion, Post 16 in Walsenburg, Colorado is proud to host “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial that has been touring the country for over thirty years.

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Explore Southern Colorado’s Scenic Byways

Without big-name cities like Steamboat Springs or Durango, Southeastern Colorado often gets passed over. But for those who choose to venture along the path less traveled—exploring Huerfano, Custer, and Las Animas counties—they discover a whole new side of Colorado, a place where the passionate, the brilliant, the unusual, and the unexpected reside.

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Three Days in Spanish Peaks Country

Travel beneath the iconic Spanish Peaks on the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway virtual tour. This virtual loop will take you up into the mountains at 10,000 feet and down into the flat plains. You’ll drive through historic cities and towns, former mining camps, and even a few ghost towns.

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Outdoor Adventures Beyond Colorado’s Backcountry: A Winter in Spanish Peaks Country

As predicted, Colorado’s backcountry is more popular than ever this winter. Free from the restrictions currently imposed upon Colorado’s ski resorts, the backcountry offers acres upon acres of powder for anyone willing to work for it.

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Spanish Peaks Country’s Three Historic Audio Walking Tours

The Huerfano County Tourism Board, which promotes tourism in Huerfano County as Colorado’s Spanish Peaks Country, launched three new historic audio tours, covering the towns of Walsenburg, La Veta, and Cuchara.

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Press

5 Beautiful Off-road Trails in Colorado
Big News Networks | September 20, 2021

2021 Colorado aspen tree viewing guide: How have wildfires impacted the color show?
Coloradoan | September 15, 2021

5 best places to see Colorado’s fall colors
The Norman Transcript | September 13, 2021

Experience the Arts among Southern Colorado’s Spanish Peaks
Uncover Colorado | August 14, 2021

Legendary 4-Day Road Trip Itinerary through Southern Colorado
Uncover Colorado | August 13, 2021

Rediscovering Colorado: Youth corps works to bring tourists back to Cuchara
9 News | August 5, 2021

Take a Colorado road trip to the Rockies’ most overlooked recreation destination
Matador Network | June 21, 2021

Top things to do in Walsenburg, Colorado
Uncover Colorado | June 4, 2021

An epic summer road trip around Colorado
Colorado Springs Gazette | May 31, 2021

Reconnect and make unforgettable family memories in Colorado this summer
Estes Park Trail Gazette | May 20, 2021

Happy Trails: A picture-perfect view at Colorado’s first state park
Out There Colorado | May 3, 2021

Here are some of the best camping spots in Southern Colorado, from sand dunes to the lakefront
Pueblo Chieftain | May 1, 2021

Just in time for summer: 49 new National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads
Washington Post | April 16, 2021

The 6 best road trips in Colorado
The Lonely Planet | April 16, 2021

The Best Places to Explore Along Colorado’s New Scenic Byways
5280 | March 30, 2021

Road Trip! Colorado Adds 2 New Scenic and Historic Byways
Our Community Now  | March 29, 2021

Spring Break road trip plan: The Scenic Highway of Legends
Thirst Colorado | March 12, 2021

The State of Murals: Take a Trip Through Colorado Street Art
Westword | March 2, 2021

Two more southern Colorado roads designated as scenic byways
Denver Post, The Know | February 24, 2021

Colorado adds two new Scenic and Historic Byways
The Denver Channel | February 4, 2021

Colorado has 2 new national scenic byways. Here’s a look at all 13
Colorado Springs Gazette | February 21, 2021

Two more stretches of Colorado roads added to the National Scenic Byways system
KJCT 8 News | February 18, 2021

Two new scenic byways designated in Colorado
Out There Colorado | February 18, 2021

Colorado’s Highway Of Legends & Silver Thread Are Now National Scenic Byways
CBS Denver | February 18, 2021

Two southern Colorado highways named National Scenic Byways
Fox 21 News | February 18, 2021

Work underway to revive Cuchara Mountain Park
The Conejos County Citizen | February 4, 2021

Ditch the mountains this winter and head to southern Colorado instead. Here’s your itinerary.
The Know | February 2, 2021

Who says winter fun in Colorado is only found in the mountains?
The Denver Post | February 1, 2021

Hopes high for return of skiing at abandoned Colorado resort
The Journal | January 29, 2021

Hopes remain high for return of skiing at abandoned southern Colorado resort
Rome-News Tribune | January 25, 2021

In Southern Colorado, Giving The Old Cuchara Mountain Ski Area A New Life
KRCC | January 21, 2021

Colorado Ski Resort Closed Since 2021 Reopening
Kool 107.9 FM | January 19, 2021

Hopes high for return of skiing at abandoned Colorado resort
Star Herald | January 18, 2021

Colorado Ski Resort Closed Since 2001, Cuchara Reopening
New Country 991 | January 19, 2021

Cuchara ski resort closed since 2001 but plans to reopen next season
KRDO TV | January 18, 2021

Hopes high for return of skiing at abandoned Colorado resort
9 News |January 17, 2021

Abandoned Colorado resort has dreams of returning to skiing
Vail Daily | January 17, 2021

Hopes remain high for return of skiing at abandoned resort in Southern Colorado
Colorado Springs Gazette | January 17, 2021

Could skiing return soon at abandoned resort in Colorado?
Out There Colorado | January 12, 2021

How Pat McMahon Helped Foster La Veta, Colorado’s Female-First Ethos
5280 | January 2021

Skip the crowds and tour Colorado’s Spanish Peaks Country
North Texas E-News | December 28, 2020

Small slopes with a big mission
KOAA News5 Southern Colorado | November 18, 2020

Skiing returning to Cuchara
Yahoo News | November 18, 2020

Gangsters and ghosts highlight Spanish Peaks tours
Pueblo Chieftain | October 28, 2020

This stargazing road trip offers world-class night sky views
National Geographic | September 2020

Stargazers drawn to Southern Colorado communities boost tourism during pandemic
Ag Journal | September 25, 2020

Leaf peeping on three southern Colorado byways
Colorado Department of Transportation | September 2020

Huerfano short film honors heritage with poetry and dance
Colorado Springs Indy | September 16, 2020

Take a Scenic Mountain Hike
KRFO Radio | September 9, 2020

2 southern Colorado water getaways will help you beat the heat — and the crowds
The Gazette | September 1, 2020

PHOTOS: State parks to beat the heat and the crowds
The Gazette | August 28, 2020

Stay in One of these Cozy Cabins for Under $200 a Night
Outside Magazine | August 18, 2020

Retreat to Colorado’s Colorful Spaces this Fall
Colorado.com | August 12, 2020

Celebrate Colorado’s birthday with a free visit to state parks
Colorado Springs Gazette | July 29, 2020

24 Hours La Veta
West of 105 | Summer 2020

Best county to retire in every state
Kake.com | July 20, 2020

Best Colorado road trips? Explore scenic backroads and historic byways
Rocky Mountain PBS | July 7, 2020

From tee to green: Walsenburg teacher makes golf dream a reality
Fox 21 News | July 8, 2020

Discover Scenic Byways and Small Towns During a Colorado Summer Road Trip
Colorado.com | June 16, 2020

Ultimate Colorado Family Vacation Guide: 100+ Activities (COVID-approved)
Mile High Mamas | May 28, 2020

Colorado’s 12 best rock formations — Garden of the Gods and beyond
Colorado Springs Gazette | May 25, 2020

Colorado’s Experience the Night tour takes you on a stargazing road trip through isolated mountain towns
Roadtripper | May 12, 2020

Two southern Colorado highways honored by National Scenic Byways Foundation
The Know, The Denver Post | May 11, 2020

Highway of Legends gets national attention: TravelStorys’ app gives hands-free tour without having to get out of your vehicle
The Chronicle-News.com | April 30, 2020

7 Colorado Ghost Towns You Definitely Need To Visit For A Road Trip Spookfest
Narcity | April 29, 2020

50 reasons we love Colorado outdoors — in honor of Earth Day
The Gazette | April 21, 2020

You’re Not Far From Your New Favorite Stargazing Spot
5280 | April, 2020

A southern Colorado town is dreaming of a revived ski hill in the wake of Texas investors’ big busts
The Colorado Sun | March 6, 2020

Living La Veta
The Hindu Business Line | February 13, 2020

Huerfano tourism board earns $10K Colorado grant for historic tours
The Pueblo Chieftan | January 22, 2020

Long-shuttered ski area in southern Colorado may be reopened
The Denver Post | January 17, 2020

9Adventures: How a team of volunteers is breathing life into an abandoned ski area
9 News | January 9, 2020

The Top 10 OutThere Colorado Stories of 2019: An abandoned resort, a deadly disaster, a can’t-miss tiny town
Out There Colorado | December 23, 2019

Brighten Up the Holidays Along Roads Less Traveled in Southern Colorado
Colorado.com | December 2019

A Dark Sky Tour Is Coming to Colorado That Includes Remote Towns With Starry Skies
303 Magazine | December 6, 2019

Railroad history in the San Luis Valley
The Monte Vista Journal | December 6, 2019

CTO grants Dark Sky Tour of Colorado $25,000
Valley Courier | December 3, 2019

Inside the mission to revive an abandoned Colorado ski resort
The Gazette | November 17, 2019

Five Colorado Counties launch Dark Sky Tour
The Mountain Mail | October 24, 2019

Colorado Honors Its Native Peoples with Events and Offerings to Educate and Inspire
Colorado.com | September, 2019

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally
Arvada Press | September 12, 2019

Hike We Like: East Spanish Peak
5280 | September 10, 2019

Where to find best fall colors in Colorado
Colorado.com | September 3, 2019

Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways: The Complete List
5280 | August 30,2019

Find Your State of Wellness in Colorado
Colorado.com | August 22, 2019

How do you pronounce ‘Huajatolla Peaks’?
9 News | July 29, 2019

Forage it yourself: Rare burn morel mushrooms pop up in wildfire-ravaged Colorado wilderness
The Know, The Denver Post | July 18, 2019
by: Allyson Reedy

6 beautiful Colorado highways that are great for summer road trips
The Know, The Denver Post | June 17, 2019
By: Joshua Berman

Sonic Bloom Festival: Colorado’s Hidden Gem
Mix 247 EDM | July 6, 2019
By: Amanda Cox

Sonic Bloom: Four days of electronic music, live art and learning in Spanish Peaks Country
The Gazette | May 10, 2019
by: Jennifer Mulson

Highway of Legends Leads to Geology, History, and Art Lessons
The Denver Post | May 5, 2019
by: Joshua Berman

La Veta is a Gem Located in the Cuchara River Valley of Colorado
The Fence Post   |   May 3, 2019
by: Jody Hall

10 Colorado Music Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss During 2019
Out There Colorado   |   April 25, 2019
by: Breanna Sneeringer

Walsengburg, a SoCo Town Rich in Culture
La Voz Bilingue   |   April 23, 2019
by: Ernest Gurulé

Three Days In Southeast Colorado
AAA Colorado | March/April 2019
by: Joshua Berman

“It feels like the apocalypse’ – inside Colorado’s abandoned ski resorts
The Telegraph | September 24, 2018

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Restaurants, recreation facilities, attractions, and more are now open with state-approved COVID-19 safety measures in place.

With plenty of open space, we offer an ideal place to get away and be safe. Business situations change frequently, so we recommend calling ahead.