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The best time to visit is during late spring or fall since these are shoulder seasons. Plus, the attractions are less crowded, and the weather is more pleasant — enjoy warmer days but cooler nights. But don't forget, you are closer to the sun at 7,000 feet so wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.
The Cuerno Verde Trail in Lathrop State Park is a three-mile trail with exceptional scenery. You can walk or take your bike.
Get in your car and head 20 minutes southwest to La Veta for dinner.
Snap a photo of the towering monumental spine of rock known as the Devil’s Stairsteps.
You're going to drive a little under an hour for your next activity to San Luis.
Sample from an all-you-can-eat homemade buffet. You'll fill up on roast turkey with cornbread dressing just like your grandma used to make before chowing down on the famous triple chocolate cake.
Get back in your car and get on the road to make your train in Antonito.
After your magnificent train ride, drive up to Alamosa.
Wade through chilly waters and climb over slippery rocks for the chance to see Zapata's hidden falls. They are well-worth the journey.
Sandboarding will be your new favorite activity. You might take a tumble but you'll get the hang of it by the time you leave.
After a day of playing in the sand, it's time to head to Moffat for a hot-springs soak.
Joyful Journey offers a daily dinner of soup and salad.
After soaking yourself to a perfectly pruny status, stay the night in the hotel or one of the yurts offered at Joyful Journey.
Roll out of bed and into the dining room at Joyful Journey.
Blanca Vista Park's Crestone Trail features a grand view of the mighty Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range.
After visiting the nature of Alamosa, head over to Del Norte for more outdoor pursuits.
Rent a mountain bike at Kristi Mountain Sports before taking off on one of the many trails in Del Norte.
Load up your bikes and get back on the road; dinner is a little under 20 minutes away in South Fork.
As a side trip off the Silver Thread Scenic Byway, hike up to these falls.
20 more minutes in the car brings you to Creede for a show.