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.
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.
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.
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.
In Pueblo, a burger is more than just a burger. Smother it with the city's famous green chiles and top with raw onions and you've got a slopper. Pueblo's unique contribution to the food world.
Pueblo offers miles of trails for biking, hiking and exploring. 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.
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.
Water recreation includes sailing, motor-boating, waterskiing, river tubing and prime fishing. Boaters choose from two full-service marinas and boat ramps. Land recreation includes hiking, biking, picnicking and diverse nature exploration.
Green Mountain Climb: These are the cliffs on the Northwest side of the reservoir, directly east of the dam. They are a popular cliff jumping spot in the summer, so come prepared. Although not a climbing destination, the thrill of deep-water soloing is hard to beat.
Canon City: Just west of Pueblo you'll find some of Southern Colorado's most popular climbing opportunities.