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Where Legends Roam: Southern Colorado’s Spanish Peaks Country

Where Legends Roam: Southern Colorado’s Spanish Peaks Country
3 days
Visiting the towns of Walsenburg, La Veta, Cuchara, Trinidad and Aguilar is the best way to see Colorado's famed Spanish Peaks from all angles.

Insider's Tip

Winter Escape: Spanish Peaks Country tends to be drier in the winter than other parts of the state. If you want to get out of the snow, head to southern Colorado, where trails and streets are waiting for you to explore.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

Support The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) by purchasing their fundraising posters, which help with operating expenses and give you a cool souvenir of the area.

Day 1
Activity

Lathrop State Park

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Nestled in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks, this park offers a gentle climate, 103 campsites, fishing, waterskiing, golfing, hiking and great views of the nearby mountain ranges.

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Lunch

Tina's Family Cafe

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American and Mexican home cooking, with great green chili! Read More
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Wahatoya State Wildlife Area

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The main trail meanders through fields, woods and into a deep arroyo on the south side. There is a by-pass trail for people who prefer not to enter the arroyo. The trail follows a berm on the north... Read More
Dinner

Corine's Mexican Food

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Serving excellent Mexican food since 1956, with a red-chili sauce known throughout the land. Read More
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Crafty Canary Brewery

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We are a passionate team of beer brewers and drinkers, serving crafty cocktails and refusing to die for the man.

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Lodging

La Plaza Inn - Historic Hotel B&B and Restaurant

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Historic 1907 Hotel that operates as a B&B with a fine dining restaurant, patio dining, lobby bar and library cafe. All rooms upstairs without an elevator. Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Serendipity Coffee House

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“A taste of today in yesterday’s store” reflects what to expect on a visit to Serendipity. Owner Gaye Davis has chosen to create a coffee shop/specialty gift store in a historic building in the... Read More
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Start the Highway of Legends Scenic Byway

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Download the Travel Storys App for a fully immersive experience. For the first leg, drive from Walsenburg to Trinidad. Take some time to stop at the Ludlow Historic Site, the town of Aguliar, and historic Trinidad.
Lunch

Wonderful House Chinese Restaurant

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We are a locally owned and operated restaurant in Trinidad, Colorado that serves Mandarin, Hunan, Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine. Read More
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Back on the Highway of Legends

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Driving from Trinidad to La Veta, you’ll pass Trinidad Lake State Park, the Cokedale Historic District, Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area and Stonewall. Take your time to explore the area, stop in at the Stonewall Shopping Bag before taking in the views from Monument and North Lakes.
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

The Warehouse Suite

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The Warehouse Suite might very well be one of the best kept secrets in Huerfano County. Located on the top floor of the historic Kincade Building built in 1903 in downtown La Veta. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Corners Diner

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Breakfast, burgers, steaks and delicious daily specials. Read More
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Shalawalla

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Gallery, gift shop and batik studio. Local art and craft featuring batik by Beth and Jonathan Evans. Batik classes. Fair trade gifts and accessories.

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Lunch

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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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

Dinner

George's Drive Inn Restaurant

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This is the hottest thing going in the area. Nearly every day it’s obvious when you look at the multitude of parked vehicles, that the food is good. Read More
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La Veta Art Galleries

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Peruse La Veta’s art galleries. 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.
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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