Summertime in Spanish Peaks Country
The greatest time of the year is upon us here in the beautiful Spanish Peaks Country in Southern Colorado! From the history to the art, from the outdoors to the attractions, the Wahatoya (Huajatolla) mountain area has never failed to be on a bucket list of “Places to See this Summer!” Named by the Native Americans, the Wahatoya (Huajatolla) mountains “breasts of the earth” or by the later Spanish travelers, Dos Hermanos (Two Brothers or more commonly known Twin Peaks), these peaks will always hold a place in all of our hearts for one of the most breathtaking places in Colorado!
If you are in search of a place to experience the great outdoors and history, La Veta, Cuchara, and the Highway of Legends should be on your route! These summertime activities attract people from all over the world! The Fransisco Fort Museum is a great place to learn about the rich history of La Veta and the surrounding area! Enjoy the wonderful food at Corners Diner, Mission Deli Mesa, Alys’, or The Bugling Bull. But make sure to make time to relish in the abundant, locally owned and operated shops such as Crafted in Colorado, La Veta Mercantile, Desert Expressions, or Spanish Peaks Outfitters. To end your trip, take a slow ride up the remarkable Highway of Legends in hopes to encounter mountain wildlife such as bighorn sheep, mule deer, elk, bear, and mountain lions. Once you reach Cuchara, stop for a stroll down the quaint village street. Check out all of the local gems as you meander through the shops and work your way down for a fun round of miniature golf at The Bear’s Den. Don’t leave town without first having dinner at the famous Dog Bar and Grill, or The Timbers restaurant.
The Fourth of July is one of the greatest times to visit the area. The Independence Day Parades of La Veta and Cuchara are great for families to experience just a handful of programs and businesses that the area supports. From the parades, head over to the La Veta Park to enjoy Art in the Park: live music, shopping, and food. Make sure you bring your boogie boots and get ready to experience live hit music and local music at the Spanish Peaks Music Fest, and end the weekend playing in the mud at La Veta’s Annual Mud Fest. For times and locations of these events and more visit the The La Veta Cuchara Chamber of Commerce.
While you’re out enjoying our beautiful valley don't forget to stop by any of our three locations:
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