Walsenburg - South Central Colorado

 

Settled in 1880, Walsenburg sits at the gateway to the Cuchara Valley. Originally named Plaza de Los Leones when it was founded in 1862, the town became Walsenburg in 1870, after community leader Fred Walsen opened a large general store, started the area's first coal mine and incorporated the town's 320-acre site.

Today, visitors to Walsenburg can find a lot more than a general store. The town is home to Lanthrop State Park, where plenty of lakes offer opportunities for swimming, boating, wind surfing and fishing. And nearby, San Isabel National Forest, the Spanish Peaks and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains offer hiking and biking trails as well as beautiful scenery.

Kids playing in water, photo by Lori Sheldon, Walsenburg Wild Waters, Walsenburg, Colorado
Cool Down at "Wild Water" Water Park
View of mountain near Lathrop State Park, Walsenburg, Colorado
Spend the Day at Lathrop State Park
 

Vacationers who want their scenery with a dose of history can travel the Highway of Legends. A scenic state and national byway since the 1980s, the route highlights areas important to Colorado's history.

Or stay closer to town and take a fun break at Walsenburg's new water park. With two giant slides, a diving pool, and multiple fountains, sprays and water-dumping buckets, the park is a great way to cool down after a hot day of summer sightseeing. Visitors can also stop by Walsenburg's museums to learn about the town's coal mining history and get a closer look at some of its remaining historic buildings.

Walsenburg is near: Cuchara Valley Area, Greenhorn Valley, & Trinidad

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Premium Walsenburg Businesses

Rugby Ranch  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
Rebecca, RE Broker, at Rugby Ranch knows southern Colorado and will help you own a slice of heaven. 35-acre and 70-acre parcels in Huerfano County and Las Animas County. BUILD YOUR DREAM!


BIRCO RV Parts & Services at Dakota Campground
NEED EMERGENCY SERVICE! We have a complete RV Parts and Service Shop in Walsenburg, a quick half mile off I-25. Our mechanics will fix your RV. RV and Tent camping on-site at OUR FAMILY PARK!

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Featured Walsenburg Businesses

BIRCO RV Parts & Services at Dakota Campground
NEED EMERGENCY SERVICE! We have a complete RV Parts and Service Shop in Walsenburg, a quick half mile off I-25. Our mechanics will fix your RV. RV and Tent camping on-site at OUR FAMILY PARK!

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Budget Host Motel & Campground
Open and shaded RV Campground next to our motel in Walsenburg the gateway to the Scenic Highway of Legends. Budget Host is near swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, restaurants, Lathrop State Park.

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Dakota Campground
Family Camping at BIRCO RV Services! Dakota Campground has full hookup RV sites that are wide, level, pull-thru, 30/50 amps in Walsenburg a 1/2 mile off I-25. Our full time mechanics will fix your RV.

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Lathrop State Park  link to Colorado vacation
3 miles west Walsenburg, COLORADO'S FIRST STATE PARK, Lathrop offers views of the Spanish Peaks. Play then Stay on 1,594 acres of recreation: 103 campsites, 2 lakes, 9-hole golf course, hiking.

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Rugby Ranch  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
Rebecca, RE Broker, at Rugby Ranch knows southern Colorado and will help you own a slice of heaven. 35-acre and 70-acre parcels in Huerfano County and Las Animas County. BUILD YOUR DREAM!



RV Sales, Service & Rentals

BIRCO RV Parts & Services at Dakota Campground
NEED EMERGENCY SERVICE! We have a complete RV Parts and Service Shop in Walsenburg, a quick half mile off I-25. Our mechanics will fix your RV. RV and Tent camping on-site at OUR FAMILY PARK!

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Walsenburg Activities and Maps

Scenic Byways:
Highway of Legends Scenic Byway -UPDATED-


 
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