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Huerfano County, Colorado

Towns and Villages in
Huerfano County

Attractions in
Huefano County

Las Animas County, Colorado

Towns and Villages in
Las Animas County

Attractions in
Las Animas County


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

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Great Dikes of the Spanish Peaks

The Great Dikes were formed about the same time as the Spanish Peaks, Mt. Mestas and Silver Mountain. At the time these formations were formed, they were located several miles underground below many layers of sedimentary rock. Over time, as the ground rose and the softer rock was eroded away, these igneous intrusions were exposed.

There are essentially three different sets of dikes. One set emanates radially from the West Spanish Peak. The second set emanates radially from Silver Mountain. The third set crosses the landscape in a roughly N80E direction. The dikes in this third set are roughly parallel to one another and are among the longest of the dikes.

Photo courtesy of R. Michael Babnick Photography

Apishapa Arch cuts through one of the Great Dikes on the county road between Aguilar and Cordova Pass.

Cities and Towns near Great Dikes of the Spanish Peaks


Aguilar is situated in the heart of the Apishapa River Valley in south central Colorado, midway between Trinidad and Walsenburg.

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

Stonewall.  Stonewall is a village located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on Highway 12.

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Photo by Sherry Sabol.

Photo by Sherry Sabol.

Photo by Sherry Sabol.

Where to eat and stay near Great Dikes of the Spanish Peaks


Amato Truck Stop. I-25, Exit 34 Aguilar. Phone: 719-941-4045.
Ringo's Market. 213 E Main Aguilar. Phone: 719-941-4450.
Creekside Tavern @ Cuchara Event Ctr.
Timbers Restaurant. 23 Cucharas Ave E Cuchara. Phone: 719.742.3838.
Charlie's Market. 212 S Main St La Veta. Phone: 719.742.3651.
Dog Bar and Grill. 34 Cuchara Avenue E La Veta. Phone: 719.742.6366.
Ryus Avenue Bakery. 129 W Ryus Ave La Veta. Phone: 719.742.3830.
Sammie's Restaurant. 124 N Main La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5435.
Stonewall Shopping Bag. 6689 Highway 12 Stonewall. Phone: (719) 868-2255.

Hotels and Motels

Cuchara Inn . 73 Cuchara Avenue East Cuchara. Phone: (719) 742-3685.
Cuchara Valley Lodge. 19520 State Highway 12 Cuchara. Phone: (719) 742-6300.
Cherry Street Inn. 1012 Cherry Street La Veta. Phone: 719-742-5149.
La Veta Inn. 103 East Ryus Street La Veta. Phone: (719) 742-3700.
Ranch House Inn. 1012 Cherry Street La Veta. Phone: 719-742-5234.
Sammie's Motel & RV Park. 124 N Main La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5435.
The Ranch House Inn. 1012 S. Cherry St La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5234.
The Warehouse. 200 South Main St La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5278.
Yellow Pine Ranch. 15880 Hwy 12 La Veta. Phone: 719.742.3528.

Bed and Breakfasts

Echo Canyon Guest Ranch. 12507 Echo Canyon Creek Rd La Veta. Phone: 800.341.6603.
Harding Corner B&B. 140 West Grand Street La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5423.
Inn at the Spanish Peaks. 310 E Francisco La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5313.
Lucy's Place. 111 W. Virginia La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5163.
Colt Ranch B&B. 10,000 County Road 43.6 Stonewall. Phone: (719) 845-0353. Email:

Campgrounds and RV Parks

Circle the Wagons RV Park & Motel. 124 N. Main St., La Veta, CO 81055 La Veta. Phone: 719-742-3233.
Elk Valley Flyshop & RV Park. 5535 Hwy 12 La Veta. Phone: 866.733.5533.
Stonewall Inn & Rv Park. 6673 State Highway 12 Stonewall. Phone: (719) 868-2294.

Property For Sale Near Great Dikes of the Spanish Peaks
Offered by Colorado Land Properties, LLC

Address Price Comment
Historic Inn, Bar & Restaurant in Fabulous Tourist Location! (La Veta, Colorado)Reduced to $499,000.00!!!


Beautiful and Unique Real Estate Opportunity includes all FF&E located on the property....  Located in the heart of the La Veta business district....this property boasts of a full service Inn (Boutique hotel), restaurant with full commercial kitchen & Lounge with separate stage, hall and patio dining/garden area.  Conference room, office and private quarters enhance possibilities, as well as separate coffee/breakfast bar.  Call not is the season to thrive in your own freedom of ownership!

Colorado Lush & Green Paradise Opportunity! (La Veta, Colorado)$129,900.00
Call now and set your personal tour appointment for this spectacular Colorado Dream property!  Alpine Forest and meadow parks look out toward the Big Valley (last chance) views and great rock dike!  Water, phone and electric are just a few conveniences in this close but private gated mountain paradise.  Hike or fish on 2600 acres some of which border BLM.  Only a few like this in the is the pot at the end of the rainbow!
Tres Valles West Lot 10, Filing 1 (La Veta, Colorado)$139,000 Price reduced and includes water and utility fees Forest, Gentle slopes, meadows, trees and huge views.

Signature River Property with Home & Views (Stonewall, Colorado)$479,000

Signature "BLUE RIBBON FISHERY" River Property....Yes, the River Runs through the lush and lovely wildlife meadows..shared with the horses....Views of the Rocky Mountains from private and open lay-out special home.....One of a Kind...Legendary Property.  Price reduced!

Trophy Ranch 80 (La Veta, Colorado)Reduced to $149,900

Yellowstone Creek Ranch includes some of the finest Colorado mountain land we have ever seen! Tracts 15 and 14 are exclusive in nature as the meadows and creek with views are ideal for the horse or wildlife enthusiast.  Buy 80 acres of privacy, joy and unlimited possibilities.  Access to BLM lands through private road.  Call now as fall is the season for the particular hunter!


Land Developments Near Great Dikes of the Spanish Peaks

Between Weston and Stonewall, Colorado
Rancho Escondido
Stonewall, Colorado

This rare and beautiful property is an investor's dream! Walk this forest, seasonal creek area, small interspersed meadows full of mule deer and know you have found paradise. Located about 24 miles west of Trinidad, Colorado, off State Highway 12.

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Tres Valles West

5+/- acre properties covered with a beautiful variety of foliage: oaks and pinons to ponderosas to aspens and bristlecone pines. 2,600+ acres of deeded common land is kept as a private park, available to all owners for recreational purposes.

Prices start at $89,500.

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