Pueblo Chile & Local Farm Stands
Pueblo chile is the most famous chile of our region, attracting chile aficionados’ attention from around the world. Its pungency ranges between 5,000 and 20,000 Scoville Heat Units, the measurement method used to rank chile heat. Pueblo chilies are comparable to moderate jalapeno peppers, and are usually a little warmer than cayenne peppers. The growing conditions in Southeastern Colorado render some of the best chile available. Hot, dry, sunny summer days, combined with our rich soils and pure Colorado water yield some of the hottest and most flavorful chilies. Watch out for the little ones – they’ve been tortured the most and are the hottest. View farm stands map
Creative Corridor & Murals
Pueblo is home to a vibrant arts culture and features one of Colorado's Creative Corridors. The area is packed with galleries, museums, street sculpture, murals and fountains, cafés, live music, and street performers that are all ready to challenge your imagination and inspire your visit. The Creative Corridor is focused around the three historic city centers of Pueblo: Downtown Main Street, Union Avenue Historic District, and the Mesa Junction. Each retains its uniqueness, while providing an enjoyable stroll from one end to the other. View the Corridor and Public Art Map
A great way to see the flora and fauna of Pueblo Mountain Park is to take a hike along one of the trails. There are approximately six miles of trails in the park, open to foot and horse traffic only. National Forest trails can be accessed through Pueblo Mountain Park, offering many more miles of trails. View trail map.
City Park Disc Golf Course
Established in 1978, this is the third oldest curse in the country. It is open year round and located northeast of City Park Pool parking area. The course attracts disc golf enthusiasts from all over Colorado. The course is a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association and has hosted the Colorado Disc Sports Association's championships.
Pueblo River Trail System
The Pueblo River Trail System, stretching along the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, offers more than 30 miles of scenic trails for running, walking and biking.
Center for American Values
The Center for American Values
The Center for American Values’ organizational mission is based on the need for a national initiative to identify, document, and disseminate information about individuals, groups and organizations whose character attributes relate directly to the values this great country was founded on.
The Center displays an extraordinary collection of photographic portraits and documentation of over 140 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The collection is a powerful example of the self-sacrifices one segment of our society has made to protect the freedoms we enjoy.
The Colorado State Fair
End of August through Labor Day
Official state agricultural and industrial fairs started in the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Colorado Agricultural Society held the territory’s first agricultural fair northwest of Denver in September 1866, featuring a half-mile racetrack as well as displays of large vegetables and prize livestock. Over the next two years, the fair expanded to include more agricultural exhibits as well as examples from the territory’s mining industry.
Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival
Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival
Third weekend after Labor Day
In some places, the sight of falling leaves is synonymous with fall. In Pueblo, the savory aroma of roasting chilies signals summer’s end. Every year, thousands pay homage to Pueblo’s best-loved crop: green chilies, particularly Pueblo Chile. The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation.
Pueblo offers miles of trails for biking, hiking and exploring for all skill levels. Discover adventurous routes that will push the limits of any seasoned pro, leisure trails for family hiking and trails that reveal some of Southern Colorado's most spectacular mountain views. View favorite routes.
The tailwater section of the Arkansas River, located below Pueblo Reservoir, has quickly become a popular destination for anglers near and far. Over the past several years, the city of Pueblo has undergone major stream restoration efforts on this piece of water. View river forecast.