Astronomy & stargazing
La Veta offers exceptionnal star-lit sky thanks to a rare combination of factors : we're remote enough from any large city, we benefits from a relatively high elevation and very dry atmosphere in summer, and a "dark sky" policy, Those 10'000 naked-eye visible stars are for everyone to enjoy. Just get out and look up. Improvised startgazers and die-hard amateurs astronomers love the Spanish Peaks region.
In the Spanish Peaks Outfitter's store, you'll find entry-level and intermediate table-top or tripod telescopes. and everything else to make your stargazing experience confortable and enjoyable : hats, gloves, mosquito repellant, clothing, energy bars, etc. And it make you look good too!
A mile west of La Veta, the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society Astropark is a great location for space observation. It also features a stone Calendar! More info on http://scaspueblo.com/AstroPark.html
Also, every year, the ROCKY MOUNTAIN STAR STARE is an annual event held near Gardner, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. Each June, RMSS plays host to 350+ amateur and professional astronomers, family, and friends. June 2019 26th to 30th - more details on the RMSS website