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

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