Take in the fresh air and spectacular views of the Spanish Peaks in the small and affordable towns of Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara and Westcliffe, as you explore ghost towns, go horseback riding, discover Lathrop State Park and much more. A visit to Spanish Peaks Country is an affordable way to experience Colorado. These communities offer some of the most amazing scenery with restaurants, activities and places to stay that are, on average, less expensive than most other Colorado destinations.
La Veta Trails has several projects where visitors can help them maintain the area's scenic routes.
Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Area will delight your senses with varied forests, canyons and sharp geologic features.
Just 4 miles off Hwy. 12, south of Cuchara, several trailheads start at these peaceful lakes.
Hop on the road for just over 30 minutes to Cuchara.
Point your car southwest on 12 to La Veta.
You're almost guaranteed no light pollution in a ghost town! Head up Old La Veta Pass to see this abandoned treasure. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/Larry Lamsa.)
Check out La Veta Gallery on Main, Shalawalla Gallery and more to glimpse the creative side of this beautiful community.