Things to Do in La Veta, Colorado

La Veta has a convenient location to natural wonders and fun activities in Colorado! Check out some of our favorite day-trip activities!
Bishop Castle
Bishop Castle
This impressive sight was constructed entirely by one man. Jim Bishop started building this castle in the 60s, and has since added a ballroom, three stories of interior rooms, towers and bridges. It's a must-visit!
Cuchara
Cuchara
A charming mountain village in the heart of the Cucharas River Valley. Visitors love the quaint downtown area with colorful shops, lodging, restaurants and miniature golf. 11 miles south of La Veta via Hwy 12.
Eat at Aly's
Eat at Aly's
Alys’ Restaurant, a highly rated upscale establishment, is located just two doors down from the RV Park. The menu changes every week but will always include choices of lamb, steak, chicken, seafood or vegetarian. Reservations are required at this popular restaurant, in the summer, you need to book 2 weeks ahead to get a table.
Fishing
Fishing
Cast your line for bass, catfish, trout, tiger muskies and more. Eight different fishing lakes are all within a short drive from La Veta.
Francisco Fort Museum
Francisco Fort Museum
Founded in 1862 as a trading post by Colonel John Francisco, the town of La Veta grew up around the Fort. In addition to the fort, the museum includes a saloon, blacksmith shop, school house, and mining museum.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park is a short drive from La Veta, and is one of the most popular attractions nearby. You can go sand-boarding or Hiking on the dunes, tubing on the creek, or bring your camera for some great landscape photography.
Highway of Legends
Highway of Legends
Drive from La Veta to Trinidad over the 11,248-foot Cordova Pass and through some of the nation’s most beautiful national forests, state parks, wildlife areas, and mountain ranges. You’ll get a close up view of unique geologic formations known as dikes—sheets of rock formed in a fracture of pre-existing rock body. Up to 400 of these rock formations dot the route and are easily spotted as they extend up from the earth like spokes on a wheel.
Hiking
Hiking
Historic walks and a nature trail are located in town. Forest hiking trails and even some peaks to climb can be found just a short drive from the La Veta
La Veta Historic District
La Veta Historic District
Our small picturesque town has only a few paved roads and not a single traffic light. The Historic district with shops restaurants and galleries is just a short walk from the RV park.
Live Music
Live Music
With two music venues in La Veta and another in Cuchara you’ll find live performances scheduled nearly every weekend during the summer. On Holiday weekends we have live music on our own stage here at the park.
Uptop Historic District
Uptop Historic District
Located at the top of old La Veta pass, this little settlement started as a Railroad stop in 1877, then had a second life with its sawmills, then a third life as a road side stop before the opening of US 160 bypassed it and turned it into a ghost town. Get there by taking US 160 up La Veta pass to Co Rd 450 (18 miles).
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