Spring is an ideal time to visit Spanish Peaks Country in southern Colorado. Warm sunshine melts the snow, causing creeks and rivers run, and makes for days perfect for playing outside.
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Hike to Apache Falls on Green Mountain
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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.
Hang Out at Medano Creek
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.
Lathrop State Park features two lakes and nearly 1,600 acres of recreational land nestled among the pinyons and junipers of the Spanish Peaks’ foothills.