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Spanish Peaks Country: Walsenburg, La Veta, Trinidad & More

Spanish Peaks Country: Walsenburg, La Veta, Trinidad & More
3 days
Small-town charm awaits in southern Colorado's Spanish Peaks County, where natural wonders, history, cultural events and art hubs combine for a feeling all its own.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Insider's Tip

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The Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing app can help you discover 1,300 fishing locations, check conditions and regulations and more. Search CPW Fishing in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. 

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

Walsenburg Golf Course Restaurant

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Full-service restaurant and bar on the golf course inside Lathrop State Park. Read More
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Cuervo Verde Trail

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This exceptionally scenic multi-use non-motorized asphalt trail encircles Martin Lake. The 3-mile trail is a closed loop trail. This handicap accessible trail is popular with the bicyclists as well as walkers and is within walking distance from both campgrounds.
Dinner

Huerfano Cafe

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Homestyle Mexican cooking. Simple atmosphere, good prices. Read More
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Walsenburg Wild Waters

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Fountains, splash buckets, water cannon tower, seal slide, lazy river, diving board and two giant waterslides! Read More
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

Corners Diner

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Breakfast, burgers, steaks and delicious daily specials. Read More
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Francisco Fort Museum

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An original adobe fort in continuous use since 1862. Saloon, log school, blacksmith shop, exhibits of  geology, Native and Hispanic cultures, anglo settlement, local industry. Special free... Read More

Lunch

Dog Bar & Grill

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Long considered the Heart and Soul of the Cuchara Valley,  Dog Bar & Grill is the place to enjoy lunch on the outdoor deck with your favorite canine or a casual dine-in evening for dinner and... Read More

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Fishing at Monument Lake Park

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A 100-acre lake stocked with browns, cutthroats, rainbows, kokanee salmon and splake.
Dinner

Sid's High Country Barbecue And Grill

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Serving Barbeque brisket, pulled pork, ribs, burgers, and chicken fried steak to name a few. The restaurant maintains a Family atmosphere and is a great place to go for a reasonably priced meal.... Read More
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SPACe Gallery

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The Gallery displays the works of regional artists in a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year, while the Gift Shop provides members a year-round outlet for their arts and crafts. Read More
Lodging

1899 Inn B & B

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In the National Register of Historic Places with 5 rooms upstairs, 2 with private baths & 3 with shared bath. All rooms have sinks & mirrors. Self contained Cottage out back. Full... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

The Cafe

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Breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks in a charming location on Trinidad's Main Street. Read More
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Trinidad History Museum

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Explore Trinidad's past and place in the American West. Complex includes 1870s adobe Baca House, 1882 Victorian-style Bloom Mansion, Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historic Gardens.

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Lunch

Bella Luna Pizzeria

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Pizza specialist fixing up wood-fired pies, plus beer & wine, with outdoor seating. Read More
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Purgatoire River Walk

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Historic markers are placed throughout Trinidad's Purgatoire River Walk. Rocky bluffs, nearby mountains, native plants, and wildlife make an ideal retreat for outdoor enthusiasts.
Dinner

Rino's Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse

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Inspired by a love of music and Italian cooking...Our authentic recipes combined with warm hospitality and a talented crew of singing waiters, create a dining experience you will never forget. Read More
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Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre

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The SCRT in Trinidad produces professional theatre, community theatre, special theatrical events and educational programs for teens and youth.

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Lodging

Tarabino Inn Bed & Breakfast

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Finely-appointed Italianate/Victorian architecture in the Corazon de Trinidad National Historic District two blocks from Main Street and walking distance to restaurants, galleries, museums,... Read More