Spanish Peaks Country: Walsenburg, La Veta, Trinidad & More

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Small-town charm awaits in southern Colorado's Spanish Peaks County, where natural wonders, history, cultural events and art hubs combine for a feeling all its own.

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Lathrop State Park-Water Skiing Photo
Activity
Lathrop State Park

Nestled in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks, this park offers a gentle climate, 103 campsites, fishing, waterskiing, golfing, hiking and great…

Lunch
Walsenburg Golf Course Restaurant
Full-service restaurant and bar on the golf course inside Lathrop State Park.
Activity
Cuerno Verde Trail

This exceptionally scenic multi-use non-motorized asphalt trail encircles Martin Lake. The 3-mile trail is a closed loop trail. This handicap accessible trail is popular with the bicyclists as well as walkers and is within walking distance from both campgrounds.

Dinner
Tina's Family Cafe
American and Mexican home cooking, with great green chili!
Activity
Walsenburg Wild Waters
Fountains, splash buckets, water cannon tower, seal slide, lazy river, diving board and two giant waterslides!
Lodging
Spanish Peaks Guesthouse

Spanish Peaks Guesthouse is a vacation rental on 200ac south of Walsenburg at the gateway to the Spanish Peaks. A 3 bed/2 bath home, it is ideal…

Day
2
Activity
Francisco Fort Museum

An original adobe fort in continuous use since 1862. Saloon, log school, blacksmith shop, exhibits of  geology, Native and Hispanic cultures,…

Lunch
Dog Bar & Grill

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…

Activity
Fishing at Monument Lake Park

A 100-acre lake stocked with browns, cutthroats, rainbows, kokanee salmon and splake.

Dinner
Tina's Family Cafe
American and Mexican home cooking, with great green chili!
Activity
SPACe Gallery
The Gallery displays the works of regional artists in a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year, while the Gift Shop provides members a year…
Lodging
1899 Inn B & B

In the National Register of Historic Places with 5 rooms upstairs, 2 with private baths & 3 with shared bath. All rooms have sinks &…

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3
Breakfast
The Cafe
Breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks in a charming location on Trinidad's Main Street.
Activity
Trinidad History Museum

Explore Trinidad's past and place in the American West. Complex includes 1870s adobe Baca House, 1882 Victorian-style Bloom Mansion, Santa Fe…

Lunch
Bella Luna Pizzeria
Pizza specialist fixing up wood-fired pies, plus beer & wine, with outdoor seating.
Activity
Purgatoire River Walk

Historic markers are placed throughout Trinidad's Purgatoire River Walk. Rocky bluffs, nearby mountains, native plants, and wildlife make an ideal retreat for outdoor enthusiasts.

Dinner
Rino's Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse
Inspired by a love of music and Italian cooking...Our authentic recipes combined with warm hospitality and a talented crew of singing waiters, create…
Activity
Main Street LIVE

The SCRT in Trinidad produces professional theatre, community theatre, special theatrical events and educational programs for teens and youth.

Lodging
Tower 64 Motel & RV Park

We offer our guests 26 deluxe rooms and 28 RV spots with full hookups.