Monument Park is a little blink-and-you’ll-miss-it community located along the Highway of Legends in southern Colorado. It’s situated at the eastern base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, providing the region with endless outdoors.
The town is located in Las Animas County about 38 miles west of Trinidad on Highway 12.
Monument Lake – The gem of Monument Park is its namesake Monument Lake. The Monument Lake Resort manages the overnight accommodations and amenities at this lake. It’s open from mid May to mid September. There’s even dining on-site at the Lake View Restaurant, open daily during the season for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are both full and partial service RV campsites, as well as dry tent camping. They also rent fishing and paddle boats. The 68-acre park is tucked into the woods and foothills of the Spanish Peaks. After you’re done exploring, end your afternoon at the Lion’s Den for an adult libation. The resort carries a Weston physical address: 4789 CO-12, Weston, CO 81091
Fishing – The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife stocks Monument Lake with brown and rainbow trout, as well as splake. You’ll need a valid CO fishing license, which you can purchase at the aforementioned resort. Clean up your trophy trout at the fish cleaning station nexts to the general store.
Activities near Monument Park
- Trinidad Lake State Park (40mi)
State Wildlife Areas:
- Bosque del Oso SWA (21mi)
- North Lake SWA (3mi)