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La Veta

See Map 30 • Population: 924 • Elevation: 7,013 • Area Code: 719 • Huerfano Co., CO 81055

Points of Interest:

Fort Francisco Museum & Center for the Performing Arts, Scenic Highway of Legends, Goemmer Butte, La Veta Pass, Devils Stairstep, Cuchara Mountain Resort

Annual Events:

4th of July Celebration Early July (719) 742-3676

Art in the Park July (719) 742-3676

Cuchara Hermosa Art Show Late July (719) 742-3676

Francisco Fort Days Late August (719) 742-3676

Oktoberfest October (719) 742-3676

Fort Francisco Christmas December (719) 742-3676

Huerfano County Fair August

Visitor Inforrration Chamber of Commerce 131E. Ryus Ave. (719)742-3676

Hospital Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center   23500 US Hwy. 160, Walsenburg (719) 738-5100

Bus Station Greyhound 111 W 4th St., Walsenburg (719) 738-1692

Airport Cuchara Valley Airport, La Veta 3167 Hwy. 12 (719) 742-9972

Post Office La Veta Main Post Office 117ERyusSt. (719)742-3733

Library La Veta Public Library 310 S. Main St. (719)742-3572

Museum Fort Francisco Museum 306 N. Main St. (719) 742-5501

Golf Course Grandote Peaks Golf Club 5540 Hwy. 12 (800) 457-9986

Ski Area Cuchara Mountain Resort 946 Panadero Ave. (877) 282-4272

Police Department 204 S. Main St. (719) 742-3344

Fire Department La Veta Fire Protection District 202 S. Main St. (719) 742-3645

Newspapers The Signature 124 N. Main St. (719) 742-5591

Huerfano World 111 W 7th St. (719) 738-1720

Few protective structures have served a town for as long as Francisco Fort has served La Veta. The first settlement in the Upper Cuchara Valley, the fort was built in 1862 by Colonel John M. Francisco and Judge Henry Daigre as a base of operations for their considerable farm and ranch holdings. The fort's plaza became the commercial center of the area and the first post office, Spanish Peaks, opened within the fort in 1871. In 1876, the plaza was opened for the Denver & Rio Grande, with the depot located in a wing of the fort. The post office name was changed to La Veta ("the vein") and the fort remained the community hub until the depot and the business section moved outside the walls in 1877. Francisco Fort was used for businesses, apartments and a private residence until 1957, when it was purchased by the town and turned into a museum.