Huerfano County, Colorado

Towns and Villages in
Huerfano County

Attractions in
Huefano County

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Southern Colorado
Your Guide to Las Animas County and Huerfano County in Southern Colorado

Goemmer Butte, in the Cuchara valley near La Veta. It is named for the Goemmer (pronounced gimmer) Brothers ranch, which includes the butte.

Huerfano County

Huerfano (WHERE-fan-oh) County was named for the Huerfano (or "Orphan") Butte, a lone volcanic cone locate seven miles north of Walsenburg on I-25.

Huerfano County was one of the 17 oristevel counties when Colorado became a state in 1876. Today, the county has a population of more than 7,800. The county seat is Walsenburg, located on I-25 and US 160, with access to Colo. Hwy 10. Huerfano County presents breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and a wealth of recreational opportunities.

You can find a amazing trove of Huerfano County historical resources on this page.

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HUERFANO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 400 Main. Phone: 719-738-1065. Email:
County Clerk. Huerfano County Court House. Phone: (719) 738-2380.
County Treasurer . Huerfano County Court House. Phone: (719) 738-1280.
County Building Inspector. Huerfano County Court House. Phone: (719) 738-1220.
Official Huerfano County website.

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Towns and Villages in Huerfano County

Cuchara.  Cuchara, Colorado is situated on the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the heart of the Cucharas River Valley.

Gardner.  Gardner, Colorado is located in the Huerfano River Valley.

La Veta.  La Veta, Colorado is situated on the eastern side of La Veta Pass through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at the northern opening of the Cuchara River Valley. Just south of town is the foot of the West Spanish Peak. At the southern edge of town is the eighteen hole, Tom Weiskopf designed Grandote Golf Course.

Walsenburg.  Walsenburg is the county seat of Huerfano County. Located between exits 49 and 52 on the I-25, Walsenburg also sits astride US 160, the primary east-west route in Southern Colorado. The town is just east of La Veta Pass, gateway to the San Luis Valley.

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Attractions in Huerfano County

Apishapa State Wildlife Area.   Deer, antelope, bighorn sheep

Fort Francisco Museum.   FRANCISCO FORT was built in Colorado Territory in 1862.

Grandote Peaks Golf Club.   At the base of the majestic Spanish Peaks

Great Dikes of the Spanish Peaks.   

Huerfano County State Trust Lands.   Eight separate wilderness tracts for your enjoyment.

Huerfano State Wildlife Area.   In the aspens with the Huerfano River flowing it.

Lathrop State Park.   Lathrop State Park is nestled among the pi�ons and junipers on the prairie west of Walsenburg.

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.   The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad operates The San Luis Express between Alamosa and La Veta.

Spanish Peaks.   The Spanish Peaks are wwo isolated masses of granite that rise 7,000 feet above the plains between Trinidad and Walsenburg. The Indians called these peaks Wahatoya, meaning "breasts of the world."

Wahatoya State Wildlife Area.   

Walsenburg Mining Museum.   WALSENBURG was called the "City Built on Coal" during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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