Hello again, from beautiful La Veta, Colorado. It has been a while since I have been to Activerain, but we all know that life will just pass you by if you let it. I have been taking pictures and need to tell you about a few of the many great places that there are to visit in Southern Colorado.
When you're looking for fishing, beautiful scenery or just a place to relax, you need to visit Monument Lake in Stonewall, Colorado. Located approximately 30 miles West of Historic Trinidad, Colorado and roughly the same distance from La Veta, Colorado, it is one of the most pristine high mountain lakes in Southern Colorado. You have a great view of the West Spanish Peak, along with remnants of part of the Great Stonewall that lends it name to the quaint mountain hamlet of Stonewall, Colorado.
Monument Lake has a Restaurant, a Bar (The Coyote's Den), boast a small hotel and has a cluster of small cabins for rent along with some of the best camping in the world. The wildlife is abundant and you may have the occasion to share your campfire with a few of the local bears. The lake is stocked with German Brown and Rainbow Trout and can be fished with lures and live bait. It is also host to many groups and is the destination to go to for the Stonewall Fire Protection Districts Annual Fishing Tournament. As a fundraiser, this is a great event to help out the local firefighters, along with having a great time.
Monument Lake is one of the many spots located on the Historic Highway of Legends that starts at the Junction of Highway 12 and Highway 160 West of Walsenburg, Colorado. The highway threads through La Veta, Cuchara, Stonewall, Weston, Segundo and Vladez, leading all of the way to Trinidad, Colorado.
If you want to relax or just enjoy a day of fishing, make sure that you make it to Monument Lake this summer and if you can't make it during the summer, the fall is a great time to view the changing of the leaves.