Places to Stay
Come explore La Junta; then stay and play awhile in the “Smile Hi” City.
Eat + Drink
Savor varied local cuisine served in a number of La Junta’s charming restaurants.
Things To Do
Explore the exciting attractions and sites in La Junta and the historic Arkansas Valley.
See the tarantulas while they're on their mating expedition.
Visit La Junta, Colorado
La Junta is located in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley, one of the best kept secrets in Colorado, on US Highway 50 and Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Route. The name La Junta means “the junction” in Spanish. The town of La Junta is located at what once was the junction of the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail and the Trappers Trail into the mountains and gold camps of Colorado.
Koshare Museum, Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Otero Museum, Comanche National Grassland, Picketwire and Vogel Canyons and the Picketwire Theater are all located in or near La Junta.
Southeast Colorado offers a wide variety of history and tourism opportunities. Hiking, biking trails, museums, bird watching, hunting or discovering the wealth of heritage – La Junta and the entire Southeast Colorado region is a great place to visit.Learn More