La Plaza Inn
Walsenburg , Colorado
Attractions near La Plaza Inn
Whether your travels bring you to La Plaza Inn during the summer months when the valley is alive with activity or the quiet winter winter months, there is something for everyone in southern Colorado. Huerfano County is rich in history and geology. The Spanish Peaks, or as the locals call the "Wahatoya," which means "Double Mountain", can be seen for miles in every direction. Ancient Indians believed the Spanish Peaks were the home of the rain gods, and therefore the source of life and thought of them as the "breasts of the world."
A visit to the area would not be complete without taking a drive on the famous "Highway of Legends". This 82 mile loop begins west of Walsenburg on Highway 12 through La Veta. It winds through the villiage of Cuchara and Stonewall before descending to the town of Trinidad. Depending on the time of year you will not be disappointed with your the spectacular scewnery and wildlife will not disapoint you.
Along the "Highway of Legends" you will come across the picturesque towns of La Veta and Cuchara. La Veta is rich in history dating back to 1840 when explorers such as John Fransisco followed the Spanish into the rich valley. A visit to the Fransisco Fort will leave you feeling like you are stepping back in time. La Veta also is home to a rich Artisan community. Local gallerys are filled with beautiful hand crafted one of a kind items.
Cuchara offers charm and a chance to excape the everyday. The area offers excellent fishing and hiking in the summer months. No trip to Cuchara would be complete without a stop to the famous Dog Bar.
Just west of Walsenburg and minutes from La Plaza Inn is the oldest National Park in Colorado, Lathrop State Park. Enjoy the 18 hole golf course with beautiful views.The parks two lakes offer a variety of boating and fishing packages for the outdoor enthusiast in your group. Look for activity to begin for the summer season in mid-May.
La Plaza Inn is centrally located in historic Walsenburg. The small town charm and friendly atmosphere are a welcome change from your hectic schedule. The shops around La Plaza offer something for everyone. Walsenburg has several western themed stores, in addition to a variety of boutiques offering fun eclectic items. Walsenburg is becoming a mecca for antique shoppers as well. Experience and a sharp eye for detail will help in your search for that one of a kind collector piece.
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