Pueblo is known as the “Steel City” because it’s one of the largest steel producers in the U.S. It’s also Colorado’s seventh most populated city, with about 107,000 residents.
The city is situated on the southern front range, about an hour south of Colorado Springs. There is a lot to do in and around this gateway city to the southern Rockies.
Lake Pueblo – This is a large state park with year round recreation of all types offered. It’s centered around a giant reservoir, which is popular for its boating and fishing.
Pueblo Riverwalk – It’s a gorgeous paved walkway following the Arkansas River through town, open to bicycles as well. The one mile long path is located in downtown Pueblo, offering plenty of chances to dine, shop and admire the artwork.
- Lake Pueblo State Park has numerous RV and tent campsites.
- Read about camping near Pueblo and Pueblo Reservoir.
- Arkansas River west of town provides excellent trout fishing.
- Lake Pueblo is open to fishing and boating.
- Read about the lakes and rivers to fish near Pueblo.
- Take a stroll on the beautiful mile-long Pueblo Riverwalk right in the heart of town. It follows the Arkansas River and passes by more than 50 pieces of outdoor art.
Hotels and lodging:
- Read about the best hotels in Pueblo.
Aug/Sep – Colorado State Fair & Rodeo – One of Colorado’s largest festivals, held over ten days in late August to early September.
Sep – Chile & Frijoles Festival – Three day festival held over Labor Day weekend surrounding chile peppers, and the regional speciality Mira Sol Chile.
Activities near Pueblo
- Mesa Drive-In (4mi)
State Wildlife Areas:
- Avondale (15mi)
- Cañon City (41mi)
- Coaldale (77mi)
- Colorado City (25mi)
- Colorado Springs (44mi)
- Cotopaxi (72mi)
- Florence (35mi)
- Fountain (33mi)
- Fowler (35mi)
- Hillside (68mi)
- La Junta (67mi)
- La Veta (65mi)
- Penrose (30mi)
- Pueblo West (14mi)
- Rocky Ford (52mi)
- Silver Cliff (55mi)
- Texas Creek (68mi)
- Walsenburg (49mi)
- Westcliffe (56mi)
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