Walsenburg is in the heart of Spanish Peaks Country, criss-crossed by I-25 and state highways 160 and 10. Nestled in the shadows of the soaring twin peaks and the eastern slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, it has been attracting and guiding travelers for centuries. Today visitors still delight in the small-town charm of Walsenburg and the surrounding area, which is rich in history, natural wonders and artistic inspiration.
Highway of Legends Scenic and Historic Byway begins just west of town and winds its way through world-famous geological sites, wildlife viewing and small mining towns. Also west of town, you’ll want to stop at the Lathrop State Park visitor’s center. While you are there, you may decide to stay a while and take a refreshing swim at the lake or try your luck at fishing. There are lots of campsites, and much of the park is wheelchair accessible.