Located on the historic Santa Fe in Southeast Colorado, La Junta, may well be one of the Rocky Mountain West’s best-kept secrets. With a population of approximately 10,000 people, La Junta (which means The Junction in Spanish) offers the best of both worlds: a lifestyle based on traditional rural values and a progressive, dynamic business community. Known for its livability, La Junta offers more than 300 days of sunshine a year, a moderate climate and affordable cost of living. The city boasts an excellent school system, including Otero Junior College, and a highly regarded medical center, Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, which serves much of southeastern Colorado, and a number of national shopping outlets.
Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in town and along the Arkansas River, High Plains and nearby reservoirs. Within easy driving distance of Pueblo and Colorado Springs, La Junta is home to such popular attractions as Bent’s Old Fort, a reconstructed trading post operated by the National Park Service, and the world-acclaimed Koshare Indian Dancers and Museum. For more information about La Junta, Colo., visit www.lajuntaeconomicdevelopment.net or www.ci.la-junta.co.us.
For more tourist information and to see a calendar of events, please visit www.exploresoutheastcolorado.com.