Local Area Attractions
Picketwire and Vogel Canyons
Picketwire and Vogel Canyons are scenic canyon lands and have hiking and mountain biking trails. Hike, bike or auto tour to North America's largest mapped site of dinosaur tracks. See our photo gallery for pictures.
Bents Old Fort National Historic Site
Bents Old Fort National Historic Site is a reconstructed frontier trading post. It was originally built in 1833-1834 on the Santa Fe Trail. The fort host re-enactments and has daily tours. A must see when visiting La Junta. See their web site to view the photo gallery.
Otero County Museum
The museum has an extensive collection of exhibits, pictures and artifacts. Both educational and informative it is enjoyable to visit. Take a step back in time, admission is free, the museum operates on donations. See photo gallery.
Fishing and Water Crafting Lakes
- Holbrook Lake
- John Martin Reservoir
- Meradith Lake
- Henry Lake
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Arkansas Valley Fair
Arkansas Valley fair is entertainment for the whole family! Every day events include entertainment pavilion, arts, crops, food and needlework exhibits. There are concession and craft vendor as well as evening dances and carnival!
Each day has a different theme such as: Silver Day, Kid's day, Parade Day and Watermelon Day!