Huerfano County visitors are attracted to the beauty of the Spanish Peaks and the many mountain-related activities available nearby, such as mountain climbing, biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting and sightseeing. As of the 2010 census, Huerfano County’s population was 6,711.
Code of the West Real Estate is located in La Veta, CO within Huerfano County includes the areas of Gardner, LaVeta/Cuchara, and Walsenburg.
La Veta County Real Estate Highlights
La Veta has plenty of events and places to check out:
- The Spanish Peaks Arts Council (SPACe) organizes Art in the Park on the weekend closest to July 4th every year. ARt in the Park features handmade art, crafts, jewelry, ceramics and a variety of other unique pieces. SPACe promotes and encourages art-centered educational events in the Spanish Peaks region of southern Colorado. They organize art shows and workshops as well.
- The Spanish Peaks Music Festival comes to La Veta for two days every July and includes a packed lineup of blues and country music.
- La Veta’s Oktoberfest is held the first Saturday every October. The event begins with a 5K event and then Oktoberfest festivities continue with a car show, German band, dancing in the street, more than 60 arts, crafts and food vendors, a Veteran’s tribute and a German Biergarten.
- Ricky Tims is a well-known musician and quilter who calls La Veta home. He holds week-long quilting workshops from his studio in La Veta.
Alys’ Restaurant calls La Veta home, and is worth a stop for a phenomenal dining experience courtesy of Chef Alys Romer.
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If you’ve driven through Colorado, you likely visited Walsenburg in Huerfano County at some point. Walsenburg connects roads heading cross-country in all directions, so more than 4 million vehicles per year make the drive down Main Street. Plus, you’ve likely heard of Walsenburg because it’s Huerfano’s county seat.
Walsenburg also has some notable events:
- Mountain Mining Days is an end-of-summer celebration in Walsenburg’s Miner’s Plaza. Festivities include a parade, food and craft vendors, kid activities, music and a car show.
- Walsenburg’s Fox Theater is a historic cinema and event space that opened in 1917. In addition to movies, the Fox Theater also hosts a variety of events.
- The Walsenburg Mining Museum is housed in an 1896 jail and exhibits the stories of Huerfano County’s mining camps.
- Walsenburg kicks off the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving with a themed Parade of Lights downtown.
Museum of Friends or MOF shares art with the community and visitors through exhibits, outreach programs, reference library and interactive website.
Like the other towns in Huerfano County, Gardner offers some unforgettable events:
- Chuck Wagon Supper is an annual event in Gardner where community members and visitors gather to enjoy an old-fashioned chuck wagon feast.
- Gardner’s Gallo Rodeo features your favorite rodeo events including a pancake breakfast, kid events, mutton busting, calf scramble, bull riding, ranch broncs, roping and wild horse racing.
- Libre is one of the oldest artist communes in the country (originated in 1968), and it’s located in Gardner. Members build their own houses, so the architecture is unique.
Sonic Bloom Festival is a music festival that occurs around the summer solstice. The techno music festival also features visual and performance artists as well as various speakers and workshops.
Cuchara features several exciting events and places:
- Cuchara celebrates 4th of July with a parade (everyone is welcome to join the procession), street dance, kids games and barbeque.
- Dog Days of Cuchara is a street party and parade that’s all about dogs. Music, food, cornhole, fastest dog contests and a dog jog are all part of the fun.
- Dog Bar & Grill has been called the “Heart and Soul of Cuchara” since its opening in 1980. The restaurant has an award-winning patio and features live music in addition to delicious food.
Timbers Restaurant and Art Gallery offers an upscale dining experience for Cuchara residents and visitors. You can explore the work of Cuchara’s artists while you enjoy delicious food made from quality ingredients.
Beyond its beauty, Huerfano offers plenty of outdoor activities. Colorado’s first State park, Lathrop State Park, is located in Huerfano County. The park provides 1,594 acres of year-round water and land-based recreation, thanks to Martin Lake, Horseshoe Lake and the 9-hole Walsenburg Golf Course located in Lathrop State Park.
Huerfano County also features Cuchara Mountain Park. The park repurposed 50 acres that used to be the Cuchara Ski Resort and now provides public access to National Forest Service land.
Southern Colorado is famous for trophy animals with opportunities to harvest Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Bear, Lion, Bobcat, Coyotes and Turkeys.
With thousands of acres of San Isabel National Forrest surrounding Southern Colorado it is like living in one large playground. With high alpine lakes, streams for fly fishing, dike walls for exploring, and miles of hiking/biking trails, there are plenty of places to explore for all age groups and backgrounds including beginner, intermediate and advanced levels!
Wind Power Fun Fact
Colorado generates plenty of wind power. Huerfano County is home to Colorado’s largest producer of distributed generation power, the Huerfano River Wind Farm.
Huerfano County includes the areas of Gardner, La Veta/Cuchara and Walsenburg. If you’re looking for real estate in these areas or other Colorado mountain homes for sale, Code of the West Real Estate can help! Contact us today for your Walsenburg real estate and La Veta real estate needs!
If you want detailed information about Huerfano County, check out:
LA VETA DISTRICT RE-2
126 East Garland
La Veta, CO 81055
Huerfano School District RE-1
201 East 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089
Phone: (719) 738-1520
25421 Hwy 69
Gardner, CO 81040