Colorado Small Towns January 05, 2023
Here Are 5 Great Reasons To Drive To The Small Town Of Walsenburg, Colorado
Are you looking for a leisurely getaway to a new to you destination? Even if you are a Colorado native, we are willing to bet there are many places you have never visited here, including the small town of Walsenburg. Here is where you can find charming Walsenburg and the 5 reasons why it’s one of the best small towns in Colorado to visit:
Located smack dab in the middle of Colorado, Walsenburg is a town of 3,000+ residents and is billed as the Heart of Spanish Peaks Country.
Incorporated in 1873, Walsenburg is a historic coal mining town (and, sadly, the site of the infamous
Ludlow Massacre) that now boasts a surprising number of things to see and do, including:
As far as we are concerned, Walsenburg is one of the most beautiful towns in Colorado, thanks to its Spanish Peaks setting. To fully appreciate the stunning area, we recommend taking a long drive through the Peaks or on the nearby, aptly named Highway of Legends!
2. Hike (or your choice of other outdoor recreation!)
With a setting like the Spanish Peaks comes ample opportunity for hiking, cross-country skiing, and the like! It isn't just the Spanish Peaks that offer recreational opportunities, as Walsenburg is also the home of Lathrop State Park, with its golf course, campground, and beautiful Martin Lake.
If you love supporting local businesses, you will love shopping around Downtown Walsenburg, which is chock full of local shops, antique stores, and boutiques.
Thanks to the area's history, you can find many historic sites and museums in and around Walsenburg! When you shop downtown, check out the many historic buildings and other places of interest, like the Walsenburg Mining Museum, the aforementioned Ludlow Massacre, and the Museum of Friends.
If you are hungry, you have come to the right place, as Walsenburg offers all kinds of food and drink options, a la Mexican food, American favorites, drive-in fare, Chinese, and much more.
As if you needed another reason to visit, Walsenburg is also home to the family-friendly Walsenburg Wild Waters waterpark, festivals and special events galore, and it even boasts a close proximity to the Great Sand Dunes.
To learn more about all there is to see and do around Walsenburg,
please visit the City of Walsenburg's website.
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