With pleasant summer temperatures and pure mountain air, the Cuchara Valley is a perfect place to spend your summer vacation. Our beautiful little valley is located in the Southern Colorado Rockies. We’re just a day trip or less away from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Northern Colorado.
Come on up to the mountains and enjoy a slice of heaven! Escape from the stresses of everyday life with a rejuvenating mountain vacation. Here you can revel in the beauty of the mountains, relax to the sounds of nature and experience an unforgettable trip.
Explore and enjoy Colorado’s Scenic Highway of Legends, with Local History, many beautiful sights, a wide variety of Wildlife.
Cuchara is a quaint little mountain town nestled in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. With unspoiled natural beauty, friendly people and peace and quiet, Cuchara is a great place to kick back and enjoy your vacation.
Stroll thru the village and get a bite to eat or enjoy a drink on the deck at the famous Dog Bar or Cuchara Yacht Club. Go shopping at the Cuchara Country Store & Gift Shop, Dakota Dukes, Cuchara Liquor, or have a good time at The Bear’s Den Mini Golf. Check out Cuchara’s Higher Ground Coffee Bar at the entrance to the Cuchara Mountain Resort, about 100 yards up the road towards the old ski area just off Highway 12.
Attend sunday morning chapel services at our historic Cuchara Chapel or the Cuchara Christian Fellowship.
If you want to buy a cabin, condo or ranch in the area, we have several real estate companies, including Bachman & Associates, All Seasons Real Estate, and Code of the West.
“The gateway to the Cuchara Valley”. Just 12 miles from Cuchara is the little, laid-back town of LaVeta. A peaceful ranching & artist community that looks towards the Spanish Peaks and the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range. LaVeta is the local place to explore, shop, dine, and meet the friendly locals.
Shopping and Activities include going to: Charlie’s Market, Shalawalla Gallery & Gift Shop, Crafted in Colorado Gift Shop, Kathy Hill’s Studio & Gallery, Artisans on Main, H’s Place, Casa de Pajaros Gift Shop, Tim’s Art Quilt Retreat Center, Francisco Center for the Performing Arts, Spanish Peaks Art Council, Two Peaks Fitness, Fort Francisco Museum, LaVeta Mercantile, LaVeta Public Library, The Salon, Desert Expressions, LaVeta Liquor, Silver Shoe, LaVeta Yoga Studio, LaVeta Oil, Sinclair Mini stop & Gas Station, Big R Ranch Store, LaVeta Bookstore, US Post Office, Local Churches, and more.
Take Colorado State Highway 12, “The Scenic Highway of Legends” which offers one of the most scenic, beautiful and historic drives in Colorado. The Colorado State Scenic Byway begins either in La Veta or Trinidad and takes you through 22 communities, points of interest, scenic vistas, historical, cultural and recreational areas. In and around the Cuchara Valley is a wonderful opportunity to view all the geological wonders of the area. Check out The Great Dikes, The Spanish Peaks and the Goemmer Butte.