La Veta is found in Southern Colorado’s Cuchara Valley, a delightful undiscovered destination. Spend a day, a week, a summer, visitors will want to 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, theater, dining, a fitness center, musical entertainment and shopping.
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.
With San Isabel National Forest surrounding Cuchara, there are a lot of opportunities for camping, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, cross country skiing, fishing or just sitting under a tree. Public access for fishing can be found at Bear and Blue Lakes at the Cuchara Recreation Area south of La Veta, Trail information can be obtained from the San Isabel National Forests office in La Veta. Horseback riding, golf and other activities are available through private vendors.