Spring Adventures Await in Spanish Peaks Country
Spring is an ideal time to visit Spanish Peaks Country in southern Colorado. Warm sunshine melts the snow, causing creeks and rivers to run, and it makes for days perfect for playing outside.
Donate to the Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth, an organization that works to positively engage the youth of Huerfano County through character-building, personal and social responsibility and life-skills development.
Take a beautiful hike to Apache Falls on Greenhorn Mountain in northern Huerfano County. This 11-mile round trip hike starts at Rye’s Bartlett Trailhead and meanders deep into the dark woods of the San Isabel National Forest and Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness before reaching a stunning horsetail waterfall.
Hike the dunes in the morning before the sand gets too hot. For an extra bit of fun, rent a sand sled or board from Great Sand Dunes Oasis inside the park.
Back on the sand, set up some chairs and an umbrella along Medano Creek. This special creek only runs during the spring and offers a delightful experience for people of all ages. Bring a tube for a fun float!
After a busy day at the Sand Dunes, relax at a La Veta Park and watch the stars appear. Low light pollution in the area facilitates excellent stargazing.
Drive the Highway of Legends (while listening to the Highway of Legends Travel Storys App) to Trinidad, an almost perfectly preserved Victorian city with a historic downtown studded with Italianate stonework facades that give the city a European look.
Drive north to Walsenburg, where you’ll discover antique shops, the Walsenburg Mining Museum, the Museum of Friends and the Walsenburg Golf Course.