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Historic La Veta - TravelStorys

Historic La Veta

Location Trip Time Travel Type Language
Colorado 45 minutes English

From Western Outpost to Cultural Oasis

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Odd Fellows Hall

Goemmer Barn

About this Tour

This audio walking tour will help you explore downtown La Veta, Colorado, in Huerfano County.

This town sits in the Cuchara River Valley, nestled at the foot of the Spanish Peaks. On your tour, you'll learn how this town spread outward from its origins of the Francisco Fort and how the natural beauty of the area has attracted artists and artisans, creating a regional cultural oasis in La Veta.

But it's not just in recent years that creative types were attracted to this part of the country. In the '60s, there were several communes in this area. Some of the most famous were Red Rocks, where many actors and musicians lived; Drop City, which was named after a particular style of art; and Libre, which was visited by such icons as Alan Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac and continues to thrive today.

As you walk through the town, notice how the old and new have blended together to create an experience full of hidden gems and unique opportunities to get to know this exceptional part of the world.

Tour Sponsors

This tour is presented by the Huerfano County Tourism Board and was paid for in part by a History Colorado - State Historical Fund grant. To learn more about this region visit

Find More Tours Near You

If you enjoy this tour, check out all four audio tours presented by Huerfano County Tourism Board: Highway of Legends, Historic Downtown Walsenburg, Walk Cuchara, and Historic La Veta.

In addition, you can find other tours in Colorado or wherever your travels may take you at Every place has a story.