Walsenburg - Huerfano Co., CO 81089
Points of Interest: Devil's Stairstep, Huerfano Butte, Huerfano County Courthouse, Lathrop State Park, San Isabel National Forest, Walsenburg Mining Museum, Spanish Peaks, Railroad Depot
Annual Events: Will Overhead Day in May, 4th of July Celebration, Plaza de los Leones in Sept. Hotel & Motel Rooms: 400 units in 19 lodges
Visitors Information Chamber of Commerce 112 E. 4th St 738-1065
Walsenburg, settled in 1859 by Don Miguel Antonio Leon, was originally named LaPlaza de los Leones. In 1870 Fred Walsen, a Prussian immigrant, established a trading post in the community. The town incorporated in 1873 and was named after Walsen, its first mayor.