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Fort Francisco Days

Visit the Fort to celebrate La Veta’s origins during Francisco Fort Days on July 18 and 19! Saturday traditionally begins with a pancake breakfast fundraiser followed by a full day of music, performances, presentations, and family fun. There will also be food vendors and arts and crafts! ABOUT THE FORT: Francisco Fort is the last […]

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Tintype Photos with Tim Brown Photography

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get your handcrafted tintype photograph made! Salida tintype takes one of a kind portraits. Each tintype is handcrafted using the same equipment and technique as in the 1860s. This early photographic process, known as Wet Plate Collodion, captures a timeless beauty that cannot be created digitally. No one tintype […]

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Art in an Afternoon

It doesn't take long to learn that Spanish Peaks Country has a thriving art scene. From galleries to art classes, theatrical performances, and more, this little pocket of Southern Colorado is sure to please every art lover. Activity #1 - Museum of Friends The Museum of Friends is a contemporary art museum whose core collection [...]

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La Veta Art Galleries

La Veta may be small and laid-back, but it’s also the art hub of the Spanish Peaks Region. Galleries featuring local, national, and international artists dot La Veta’s quaint Main Street. Art lovers are encouraged to spend time in La Veta and check out the following galleries. #1 - Shalawalla Gallery, Gift Shop, and School [...]

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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 [...]

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