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This is paradise enough for me ...

Col. John M. Francisco, upon first seeing the Cucharas

Welcome to Southern Colorado's Cuchara Valley, a delightful undiscovered destination. Spend a day, a week, a summer, we know you will return again and again.

Amidst nature's great beauty you will find a refreshing small town quality of life combined with the sophistication of art galleries, museum, theater, dining, a fitness center, musical entertainment and shopping.

For recreation there is hiking and fishing in our high mountain lakes and National Forest. Mountain biking, camping, and horseback riding. Just one hour's drive from La Veta is the spectacular Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Check out things to do to inspire yourself for specific activities in the area. (Requires Adobe Reader.)

So grab your mouse and come take a look at a little piece of paradise... You'll be glad you did.

Spanish Peaks Wilderness

A.k.a Wahatoya Region

In Southern Colorado, there's an immense area where few go. Some enjoy the Nature, away from the crowded trails and resorts. Some come for the adventure. Some even stay.

What to do?

Follow trails through tall evergreens and quaking aspens. Stand on rock outcroppings and survey the valleys and vistas as they tumble upon each other to the horizon. Sit under a tree and listen...to the songs of the birds, the wind, the trees...the song of the mountains. Relax you're in the Cuchara Valley.

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