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Spanish Peaks Country: A Summer of Legends

Spanish Peaks Country: A Summer of Legends
3 days

Experience the Legends of Summer in Spanish Peaks Country, where three unique towns exhibit the best of history and community. 

Sustainability Activity

Visit the Museum of Friends:

The Museum Of Friends (MOF) is a contemporary art museum. The museum's first 600 pieces on exhibit were given from respective artist friends. These friends continue to provide the museum with new art to expand the collection. By visiting and donating, you can help continue to grow the museum.

Day 1
Activity

Go on a Hike

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Cuchara, with its lush, pine forests, is made for hiking. Some of the town’s best trails are near Cuchara Mountain Park on the Baker Creek and Indian Trails.
Lunch

Dog Bar & Grill

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Long considered the heart and soul of the Cuchara Valley, Dog Bar & Grill is the place to enjoy lunch on the outdoor deck with your favorite canine or a casual dine-in evening for dinner and... Read More

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Drop a Line

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Go fishing at North Lake, just south of the Cucharas Valley. The lake is 840 acres and is restricted to artificial flies and lures.

Insider's Tip

The Reel Deal:

The Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing app can help you discover 1,300 fishing locations, check conditions and regulations and more. Search CPW Fishing in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. 

Dinner

The Timbers Restaurant and Gallery

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The Timbers is an upscale mountain restaurant. Specializing in made-from-scratch items and we use locally grown and organic foods when available. If you have special dietary needs we can usually... Read More

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The Bear's Den at Cuchara

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The Bear's Den at Cuchara is a gift shop/mini golf course nestled at the foot of downtown Cuchara. Read More
Lodging

River's Edge Bed & Breakfast at Dodgeton Creek Inn

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River's Edge Bed & Breakfast at Dodgeton Creek Inn is open year-round with deluxe accommodations that receive first-class attention. Located on the banks of Dodgeton Creek. A complimentary full... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Ryus Ave Bakery

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Serving artisan breads, pastries, breakfast and lunch. Read More
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Francisco Fort Museum

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An original adobe fort in continuous use since 1862. Saloon, log school, blacksmith shop, exhibits of  geology, Native and Hispanic cultures, anglo settlement, local industry. Special free... Read More

Lunch

Corners Diner

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Breakfast, burgers, steaks and delicious daily specials. Read More
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Head out on a Gallery Tour

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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. Start your gallery tour with SPACe Gallery, which displays the works of regional artists in a variety of changing exhibits.
Dinner

Alys' Restaurant

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Each evening, we offer a delicious selection from our menu choices of lamb, steak, chicken, seafood or vegetarian complemented with fresh vegetables and potato, rice or pasta, along with soup or... Read More
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Deerprint Wine & Bistro

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Select wines, artisan beers, fine cheeses and salami. Join your friends in a cozy inviting atmosphere with wifi and periodic live music. Read More
Lodging

Two Fox Cabins & RV's

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Twelve rental cabins in La Veta. The property abuts the Cuchara River. We do daily, weekly and monthly rentals.

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Day 3
Breakfast

Alpine Rose Cafe

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Open for breakfast and lunch, with breakfast burritos, green chili, homemade cinnamon rolls and more. Read More
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Walsenburg Wild Waters

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Fountains, splash buckets, water cannon tower, seal slide, lazy river, diving board and two giant waterslides! Read More
Lunch

Daily Perks

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BBQ Brisket & Pulled Pork, Sandwiches, Flatbread Pizza, Beer & Wine, Coffee, Milkshakes, Smoothies. Good Food, Good Friends and Good Times.

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Walsenburg Mining Museum

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Explore the stories of coal miners and the struggles between the miners and operators. Located in a 1896 jail, the museum also has memorabilia from the original jail. Exhibits include... Read More

Dinner

CoCo's Kitchen

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Offering Cuban, Greek and traditional fare for lunch and dinner. Read More
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Museum of Friends

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Opened by artists Brendt and Maria Cocchiarelli Berger, this contemporary arts museum houses over 600 pieces of art, the majority of which has ben donated to the museum. Exhibitions change... Read More

Lodging

The Lofts Downtown

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The Lofts Downtown is a home away from home for anyone looking to vacation, recreate, or visit the Walsenburg area. Read More