Pueblo - South Central Colorado

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Experience Pueblo, Colorado City, and Pueblo West, Colorado

Enjoy the 267 days of sunshine Pueblo has each year. Plan today: vacation at an RV Park, Colorado State Park or in a comfortable hotel room. Be sure to explore the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, spend a day boating or fishing at Lake Pueblo State Park, and in the evening, stroll along the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

Pueblo is at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and has historically been known as a natural crossroads and melting pot for diverse ethnic groups since the dawn of time. Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Kiowa tribes as well as Spanish troops, mountain men, and gold seekers often came to Pueblo for the trade of goods and services. In 1806, Captain Zebulon Pike built a log fort -- the first structure built by Americans in Colorado. Eventually the railroads found their way to Pueblo and in the late 1880s, the town built smelters to process the minerals mined in the region.

Lake Pueblo State Park sits on semi-arid plains encircled by limestone cliffs and buttes with mountain vistas. The man-made lake, with its clean, cool water and great fishing along 60 miles of shore is ideal for sailing, picnicking, swimming, hiking, and biking.

Lake Pueblo Reservoir, CO, Colorado Vacation Directory
Lake Pueblo State Park's Marina
Fishing along the Arkansas River near Pueblo, CO, Colorado Vacation Directory
Fish along the Arkansas River

 

Pueblo is packed with culture; visit its many museums, Victorian mansions, the Colorado State Fair, and the Pueblo Zoo. El Pueblo Museum has exhibits on Pueblo's history from America's indigenous people (native Indians) through the area's agricultural and industrial development. Rosemount Victorian House at 419 West 14th was built in 1893; the 37-room mansion still has 85% of its original furniture, giving you a true glimpse of Pueblo's wealthy history. Sangre de Cristo Art Center features four fine arts galleries and a children's museum. Railroad buffs should visit The Union Depot on B Street; this impressive railroad station was completed in 1889 for $400,000 and is the finest depot west of the Mississippi River. The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum is run by knowledgeable volunteers, their love of airplanes to historic uniforms will make your visit enjoyable. If you're looking for an outdoor activity; head to Pueblo Park's Disc Golf Course established in 1978. This is a fun way to spend the day with your kids. At the Pueblo Zoo, experience a rain forest and meet rare domestic animals at the Pioneer Ranch. Each year in late-August and early-September, Pueblo hosts the Colorado State Fair; this event is a full week of live entertainment, rodeo competitions, Colorado inspired vendor booths, and good old Western frolicking.

Wet Mountain view near Pueblo, CO, Colorado Vacation Directory
Near Colorado's Wet Mountains
City Park Disc Golf Course Pueblo, CO, Colorado Vacation Directory
Pueblo Park's Disc Golf Course

 

Other area attractions include rafting & kayaking on the Arkansas River, snowmobiling in San Isabel National Forest, hiking in Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Area, golfing in Colorado City at Hollydot Championship Golf Course (9 and 18 hole courses), and fishing & boating at Lake Beckwith.

The Arkansas River and Pueblo Reservoir offers everything for those who enjoy water sports, from fishing and sailing to whitewater rafting and kayaking. Within 30 minutes of Beulah are golf courses, and the Monarch Ski Area is two hours away near the Continental Divide.

Pueblo Colorado Driving Directions and Location

Pueblo, Colorado is along the eastern boundary of the Royal Gorge Region and serves as a hub for activities and attractions along Interstate I-25, US Highway 50, and Colorado Highways 96 and 78.

Stop at the El Pueblo Museum and Byway Information Kiosk for area information; from I-25, take exit 98B and head west to the southeast corner of Grand and 1st Street.

The Frontier Pathway Scenic and Historic Byway connects Pueblo to Westcliffe via Colorado Highway 96 with a side trip along Colorado Highway 165 to San Isabel, Rye, and Colorado City. To get back to Pueblo, leave the Scenic Byway and hop on I-25 North for 28 miles. This Scenic Byway is 103 miles long, see landscapes from desert to mountain. This south central Colorado route offers hiking, fishing, and horseback riding in San Isabel National Forest, ATVing and Mountain biking on backcountry trails, the ghost town of Rosita, and Colorado's man-made wonder, Bishop Castle, in the Wet Mountains.

Pueblo is 96 miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico Border on I-25; and 156 miles west of the Colorado-Kansas Border on US Highway 50.

Commercial air travel accommodations are handled by the Pueblo Municipal Airport. Please contact your preferred travel agent or airline for flight arrangements. Pueblo is 130 miles south of Denver International Airport.

Pueblo is near: San Isabel Area & Fowler

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Days Inn at Colorado City  Colorado vacation make reservations New Colorado vacation business
Close to Pueblo's Historic River Walk and the Colorado State Fair with king and double queen bed rooms. This is a pet-friendly hotel! Free WI-FI. Complimentary Daybreak Breakfast. Off I-25 at Exit 74.

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EconoLodge of Pueblo West  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Featuring an indoor pool and spa, free WI-FI and free deluxe continental breakfast. Hot tub suites! In room refrigerators & microwaves! 4 miles from Lake Pueblo State Park, this hotel has a southwestern style.

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Fort's RV Park
Large level tree-shaded pull-thrus RV sites with patios in Pueblo. Boat, fish & swim at Pueblo Reservoir 10 minutes away. Minutes from major hospital. More Golf-able days than anywhere else in Colorado.

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Lake Pueblo State Park  Colorado vacation make reservations
Minutes from Pueblo this 4,646 surface acre reservoir, offers 400 campsites, 300+ picnic tables, a SWIM BEACH, marinas & access to hiking & biking trails. Sun-lovers & water-sports enthusiasts vacation here!

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts 


Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum  link to Colorado vacation
The Museum's Hangar has more than a dozen aircraft dating to World War II, including 'Peachy' the huge B-29. Preserved & display military aircraft and artifacts that are representative of America's finest hours.

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For more travel information contact:

Pueblo Activities and Maps

Scenic Byways:
Frontier Pathway Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Seasonal Attractions:
Colorado State Fair

Snowmobiling:
San Isabel Area Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Royal Gorge & Canon City Area Map


 
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