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Cordova Pass

Cordova Pass sits on the western shoulder of the West Spanish Peak, rises to an elevation of 11,2560 feet, and lies just outside the Spanish Peaks Wilderness. Cordova Pass is reached via the Apishapa Road, a leg of the Scenic Highway of Legends. Most of the time, the pass may be traversed by passenger vehicles, [...]

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San Isabel National Forest

San Isabel National Forest is one of eleven National Forests in Colorado. The Forest includes over one million acres of beautiful scenery with snow-capped mountain peaks, spring wildflowers, autumn colors, crystal clear mountain lakes, and clear blue skies to enjoy. Prior to the establishment of the forest, the presence of American Indians, Spanish Land Grants, homesteading, and the [...]

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Cuchara

Cuchara is a charming, mountain village tucked on the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the heart of the Cucharas River Valley. Surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest with all its lakes, mountains, and wilderness, this village is a favorite respite for Colorado hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. At the heart [...]

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A Great Day for a Hike

Improve your blood pressure, build muscle strength, boost your mood, and more by taking a hike. Hit the trails in Spanish Peaks Country where Colorado hiking is taken to a whole new level thanks to the unique geological features that dot the landscape and mountain views that fill the backdrop. Walsenburg, La Veta, and Cuchara [...]

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Family Fun in Spanish Peaks Country

Spanish Peaks Country is awesome for families. We've got affordable, outdoor play that shows off our incredible scenery and cools you down when the days are hot. Activity #1 – Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Enjoy a leisurely and scenic ride that curves and winds through steep rocky grade and mountain meadows with elk, eagles, and [...]

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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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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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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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