|Fishers Peak looming above Trinidad|
It covers 32 acres in downtown Pueblo and follows the original river path. The river was relocated in the 1920's due to disastrous flooding. In its history, 4 nations have claimed the Arkansas River at this location; Mexico, Spain, France and the Republic of Texas.
Boats are available and include paddle boats for paddle-it-your-selfers, gondolas for romantic tours and an excursion boat to travel with your group. The Farmers Market meets there weekly and the calendar is full of events throughout the year. The morning we visited, the trail was full with people getting their morning walk in before work.
|Santa Fe Trail Map|
We toured the Baca House, the Bloom Museum and the Santa Fe Trail Museum, all managed by History Colorado.
|Santa Fe Trail Museum|
The 2 house tour was well led with lots of information about the families, the houses and the community. I highly recommend it.
Pueblo is 2 hours south of Denver on I-25. To reach the Riverwalk, exit at 98B, turn right then go left at S. Main Street and park.
To find Trinidad, head south from Denver on I-25 for 3 hours, 15 minutes. Exit at 13A right into downtown, turn left on highway 160. Follow east to the museum and houses..