Whether your travels bring you to La Plaza Inn
during the summer months when the valley is
alive with activity or during the quiet winter
months when the land rests under blankets of
snow, there is something for everyone in
southern Colorado. Huerfano County is rich
in history and geology. The Spanish Peaks,
or as the locals call them "Wahatoyas", 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
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
In addition to the local shopping, Walsenburg is
home to several museums and galleries.
Follow the battles of the coal miners at the
Walsenburg Mining Museum. Previously a
jail built in 1896, the museum now houses
artifacts from a bygone era.
MoF is a contemporary art museum opened in 2006.
The expansive gallery features a collection of
Hawaiian works in addition to diverse pieces
from local artists. Check their schedule
for a list of upcoming shows.
You can beat the heat during the summer at
Walsenburg's newest water park, Walsenburg
Wild Waters. With three different pools, a
lazy river along with two giant slides, this fun
entertainment for the whole family.
Just west of Walsenburg and minutes from La
Plaza Inn is the oldest National Park in
The park's 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.
Lathrop also hosts one of Huerfano County's two
golf courses. Walsenburg
Golf Course is
open year round and offers an interesting course
for all skill levels. There is also a full
service Bar and Restaurant on site. Grandote
Peaks Golf Course is Huerfano
County's other golfing opportunity.
LaVeta's championship course is one of the
area's best kept secrets. Known for it's
majestic setting, each
hole offers both challenge and incredible
beauty, a must see for the golf lover.
A visit to the area would not be complete
without a drive on the famous Highway of
Legends. This eighty-two mile loop begins
west of Walsenburg on Highway 12 through LaVeta.
It winds through the village of Cuchara and
Stonewall before descending to the town of
Trinidad. No matter the time of year, the
spectacular scenery and wildlife will not