Local Features and Attractions

Watersports

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 Lake Pueblo State Park. Two Marinas, Public Boat Ramps & Docks, Water Skiing, Sailing, Diving, Jet Skiing, Windsurfing, Waterslide, Paddle Boats, Swimming, Camping, and Fish Hatchery.
(Pueblo West).


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The Arkansas River Is the Most Widely Rafted River in America with over 200,000 Rafters/Year.


 

Another Great Water Sport is Arkansas River Kayaking.

There is a Man-made Kayaking Run on the River in Pueblo.

 

Sightseeing—Natural Attractions

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Liberty Point Offers a View of the Arkansas River Valley from the Bluffs Overlooking Pueblo Reservoir.


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Lake Isabel Is One of Many Beautiful Mountain Lakes in Southern Colorado . See San Isabel National Forest in Full Autumn Color.


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Driving Skyline Drive Is a Truly Unique Experience. (Canon City)



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Great Sand Dunes National Park Has the Tallest Sand Dunes on the North American Continent. (Mosca, CO)



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The Royal Gorge Boasts the Highest Suspension Bridge in the World. It Also Features an Aerial Tramway, Incline Railway to the Bottom, Skycoaster, and Amusement Rides. (Canon City)

 

 Other Great Sightseeing Natural Attractions Are:

The Nature Center and Raptor Center of Pueblo.

Phantom Canyon Road. (Penrose to Cripple Creek)

 

Sightseeing—Man Made Attractions

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The Pueblo Riverwalk Is One of the Finest in the Nation.


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The Pueblo Zoo.


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Bishop's Castle Is Being Built Singlehandedly by One Man. (Beulah)


 

 Other Great Sightseeing Man-made Attractions Are:

Union Depot. (Pueblo)

Pueblo County Courthouse. (Pueblo)

The Royal Gorge Train. (Canon City)

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. (Canon City)

Molly Kathleen Mine. (Cripple Creek)

Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Steam Railroad. (Antonito)

 


Hunting and Fishing

 

Arkansas River Stream Fishing.

Warm and Cold Water Species Lake Fishing. (Pueblo West)

Elk & Deer Hunting. Thousands of Acres of Public Land.

 


Snow Sports

 

Downhill Skiing. (Monarch, Wolfcreek, and More)

Cross Country Skiing. (Pueblo State Park and Refuge and Many Other Public Areas.

Snowboarding. (Monarch, Wolfcreek, and More)

Snowmobiling. (Many Public Lands)

 


Camping

 

Lake Pueblo State Park. (See Tour Under Watersports)

Lake Isabel. (See Tour)

Hundreds of Public and Private Mountain Campgrounds.

Many Public and Private Campgrounds along the Arkansas.

 


Hiking/Back Country

 

 In Addition to Mountain Climbing There Are:

Miles and Miles of Public Lands for Backpacking.

Places for Rock Climbing.

Many Jeep and ATV Areas.

Llama and Mule Pack Trips

 


Horse/Rodeo

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The National Little Britches Rodeo Finals Are Held Annually at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. (Pueblo)


 

 Other Horse/Rodeo Attractions Are:

Annual Colorado State Fair Rodeo. (Pueblo)

Professional Bull Riders Association Headquarters. (Pueblo)

Pueblo West Rodeo Grounds.

Pueblo West Equestrian Center.

Many Pueblo West Properties Are Zoned To Allow Horses.

 

Golfing

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Golf 12 Months of the Year at the Beautiful Desert Hawk Public Golf Course. (Pueblo West)


 

 Other Public Golf Courses Are:

Elmwood Golf Course. (Pueblo)

Walking Stick Golf Course. (Pueblo)

 


Colorado Springs Attractions

 

U.S. Air Force Academy.

Pikes Peak Toll Road.

Pikes Peak Cog Train.

U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Garden of the Gods Rock Formations.

Glen Eyrie Castle.

Cave of the Winds.

Seven Falls.

Skysox Baseball.

Colorado College Hockey.

U.S. Air Force Academy Basketball, Football, and Hockey.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

World Arena. (Sports and Big Name Entertainment)

Pikes Peak Center. (Concert Hall)

 


Museums/Antiques

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The Weisbrod Air Museum Has Numerous Vintage Warplanes. (Pueblo)


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Bent's Fort Was a Major Stopping Point along the Santa Fe Trail. (La Junta)


 

 Other Museum/Antique Attractions Are:

Rosemount Museum. (Pueblo)

Railway Museum. (Pueblo)

El Pueblo Museum and Archaeological Site. (Pueblo)

Dinosaur Depot Museum. (Canon City)

Colorado Prison Museum. (Canon City)

One of the Greatest Concentrations of Antique Stores Anywhere. (Florence)

Santa Fe Trail Wagon Tracks. (La Junta)

Dinosaur Lake—Real Dinosaur Tracks. (La Junta)

 


Historical Districts

 

Pueblo. Many Buildings are on the National Historic Register.

Canon City. Entire Downtown on National Historic Register.

Florence.

Cripple Creek & Victor.

 


Motorsports

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Over 2000 Custom Cars Come from All over the Nation for the Annual National Street Rod Association Meet at Pueblo.


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The Dragstrip in Pueblo Motorsports Park Has Events All Summer. Some Events Draw Participants from a Large Region of the U.S.


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Sports Car Enthusiasts Often Compete in Road Races at Pueblo Motorsports Park.


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Circle Track Racing Is Scheduled for Every Week During the Summer at I-25 Speedway North of Pueblo.


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The Pikes Peak Hill Climb Is the Second Oldest Continuous Race in the Nation—Second Only To the Indy 500. (Colorado Springs)

 

 Other Motorsports Events Are:

Motorcycle Motocross. (Pueblo)

Motorcycle Road Races. (Pueblo)

Colorado Mountain Hillclimb Races.

 


Music/Arts


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Bluegrass on the River Is an Annual Festival Lasting Several Days. (Pueblo)

 

 Other Music/Arts Events Are:

Music on the Riverwalk Summer Series. (Pueblo)

The Pueblo Symphony.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center.

 


Higher Education

 

Colorado State University, Pueblo Campus.

Pueblo Community College.

IntelliTec College. (Pueblo)

 


Annual Events

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Colorado State Fair. (Pueblo)


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Annual Pueblo Chili Festival.


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Annual Pueblo Air Show.

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