Weston is a minuscule village located on the Highway of Legends Byway about 30 minutes west of Trinidad. The census-designated place (CDP) had a population of only 23 residents in 2018.
The community is unincorporated and resides in Las Animas County, which borders New Mexico in southern Colorado. Several nearby communities share the zip code of 81091. There is a U.S. Post Office in town that has been mailing letters since 1889.
A. J. Weston was a pioneer who was around during the original settlement and gave the town its name. Weston sits in the Purgatoire River Valley, surrounded by wildlife areas at an elevation of 6,880 feet.
Highway of Legends Scenic and Historic Byway – A great combination of natural scenery and historic importance. Weston is the perfect place to stop along this 82-mile drive that includes views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area – Boasting over 30,000 acres of protected land, Bosque del Oso is the largest state wildlife area in Colorado. There are multiple campsites, opportunities to fish, hunt and even horseback ride.
Camping – Bosque del Oso SWA has many tent and RV campsites near the entrance. Read about the camping near Trinidad, Walsenburg and La Veta.
Fishing – The Purgatoire River runs close to town, offering warm water fishing for trout. Although the river isn’t very easily accessible, there are still plenty of hidden gems to fish from the shore.
Hiking – There is an 8 mile trail connecting Bosque del Oso to Bingham Canyon that is peaceful for exploring. You also can head east toward Trinidad for many hikes within Trinidad Lake State Park.
Monument Lake Resort – Set on the beautiful shore of a pristine alpine lake, this resort offers something for everyone. Choose to stay in the lodge, a private cabin, an RV hook-up site, or a tent campsite. You can also enjoy their full service bar and restaurant.
Stonewall View Guesthouse – Situated at the base of the Dakota Stonewall Formation, these cabin apartments are fully furnished and affordable.
Middle Fork Resort – A perfect spot for large family getaways, this resort is made up of multiple cabin rental sites and an RV park. They have unbeatable access to fishing and other outdoor recreation.
Sep – Caveman Music Festival – Gather in the great scenery of southern Colorado for live music performances at Monument Lake Resort. Headliners for 2022 will be Grace Potter and Zach Bryan.
Activities near Weston
- Monument Lake Resort (16mi)
- Trinidad Lake State Park (24mi)
State Wildlife Areas:
- Aguilar (42mi)
- Branson (72mi)
- Cokedale (14mi)
- Cuchara (32mi)
- Kim (93mi)
- La Veta (43mi)
- Ludlow (35mi)
- Monument Park (16mi)
- Segundo (7mi)
- Starkville (22mi)
- Stonewall (10mi)
- Trinidad (22mi)
- Walsenburg (59mi)
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