Pueblo West, Colorado, where eagles soar, is the newest extension of the City of Pueblo. Located just two hours south from Denver, Pueblo West is a census-designated place under the Pueblo Metropolitan Area.
Pueblo West is home to many restaurants, hotels, bars, retail shops, and residential areas where roughly 30,000 people call home. Found along HWY 50, Pueblo West lies seven miles west of the City of Pueblo and 38 miles east of Canon City. It is easily accessed via I-25 from Denver and Colorado Springs from the north or Walsenburg from the south.
Because of its location, Pueblo West is named the “vistas of the Great Rocky Mountains.” From its vantage point, views of the beautiful Spanish Peaks to the iconic Pikes Peak are enjoyed during the day and ample star gazing at available at night due to the area’s minimal light pollution.
Pueblo West’s main attractions are its access to outdoor recreational opportunities. Home to the Lake Pueblo State Park, trail system, and city parks, there is plenty to do outside. It is also near other major attractions such as the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Monarch Mountain, and the Arkansas River.
The City of Pueblo (less than 10 miles away) is also filled with several local attractions such as the historic Arkansas Riverwalk, El Pueblo History Museum, Union Avenue Historic District, Pueblo Zoo, and much more.
The best recreation opportunities in Pueblo West are found at the Lake Pueblo. Located along the southern part of Pueblo West, the state park offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, camping, boating, fishing, bird watching, and a shooting range.
The community also offers seven maintained city parks, a fishing pond, an outdoor swimming pool, and 16 miles of trails. For those who love to golf, the Desert Hawk Golf Course provides an 18-hole course with beautiful mountain scenery in the distance.
Pueblo West is host to several notable annual events, including its Pueblo West Summerfest, 4th of July Celebration, Holiday In Lights Parade, and Tom Sawyer Fishing Derby.
Activities near Pueblo West
- Mesa Drive-In (15mi)
- Avondale (26mi)
- Cañon City (30mi)
- Colorado City (39mi)
- Colorado Springs (42mi)
- Florence (29mi)
- Fountain (33mi)
- Fowler (45mi)
- La Junta (79mi)
- La Veta (77mi)
- Penrose (19mi)
- Pueblo (14mi)
- Rocky Ford (68mi)
- Walsenburg (49mi)