Where Legends Roam: Southern Colorado’s Spanish Peaks Country
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.