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. Read Southern Colorado's Spanish Peaks Country: Where Legends Roam >>
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.
Download the Huerfano Tourism Board's Highway of Legends audio tour to hear tales of the Old West and the people who made it what it is today, including Native Americans, union laborors and coal miners. Find out how coal and steel production in the area helped build America and learn about the ancient geologic changes that shaped the landscape through legends, ghost stories and fascinating rumors. The audio tour also includes information on local hikes, musuems and parks where you can enhance your journey.
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.
The town also has several antique shops, colorful wall murals, a brewery, the Walsenburg Mining Museum, Walsenburg Golf Course and Wild Waters water park. Neighboring La Veta and Cuchara are popular treks from Walsenburg.