Pueblo is the third largest city in Colorado. Located about 40 miles south of Colorado Springs, Pueblo is in the banana belt.
At elevation 4,695 feet, Pueblo is considered high desert and enjoys 300 days of sunshine every year.
For water fun, spend the day at the Lake Pueblo State Park?, a 9,600-acre park surrounding a 4,600-acre pristine reservoir. A vehicle day pass costs $5, and the park's 400 campsites range from $7 to $20 per night.
Pueblo's downtown area is undergoing renovation. Take a stroll along the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk?, rent a paddleboat, and enjoy the river. Check out the Union Avenue Historic District?.
Other attractions include the Pueblo Zoo?, the River Trail System?, Pueblo City Park?, the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum? out by the Pueblo Airport?, and the Medal of Honor Memorial?.
Places to Eat
Pueblo has a broad offering of restaurants. If you're looking for Mexican food, try the authentic cuisine of the Cactus Flower? or the 3 Margaritas?.
A great Italian place is Gaetano's Restaurant?. If you're craving Indian food, visit Flavor of India Fine Cuisine?. For some southern comfort food, check out the Black Eyed Pea Restaurant?.
Day Trips from Pueblo
Travel 50 miles to the west to Canon City to explore the Royal Gorge and Bridge?. Explore nearby Cripple Creek? and its gold mines.
Ride the train or drive to the summit of Pike's Peak? in Colorado Springs, 40 miles to the north. While you're in "the Springs" be sure to visit the Garden of the Gods?.
Hit the hill country just west of Colorado City? to the south to visit Bishop's Castle?, the one man's handiwork over the past 30 years.
For a slightly longer day trip, head a couple hours southwest to the Great Sand Dunes National Park?.