Monument Lake

Real Estate Agent with Colorado Land & Properties, LLC

Mounment Lake

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.



Comments (7)

Nicole Kraus
Signature Realty Associates - Dover, FL
Sounds like the perfect place for a great get away.  Thanks for sharing!
Jul 19, 2007 08:14 AM
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004

Sounds like the place for a second home to me! Gold Star!

You should post this to Localism as well. Go back hit Edit - For consumers - Colorado.

Jul 19, 2007 08:44 AM
Jennifer Steck
Rocky Mountain Homescapes, Keller Williams, Denver Colorado - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate
Lonetta- That is an awesome photo. I've never been to Monument Lake. I can't wait to visit.
Jul 22, 2007 12:19 PM
Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
Hi Lonetta, I see you joined both our groups...thanks for posting this in both.  I have been through LaVeta and Walsenburg and it is a beautiful area!  I look forward to learning more about it.
Jul 24, 2007 03:58 PM
Joan Snodgrass
Midamerica Referral Network - Kimberling City, MO
Lonetta:  Looks fabulous there.  You don't mention swimming.  Should I presume the snow capped mountain means frigid water temps?
Jul 27, 2007 04:11 PM

I just moved from Phoenix Arizona to Stonewall. Wow Monument Lake is not only a beautiful place to camp also a great place to work. Lots of Happy Campers all around. Well kept. Just beautiful.


Jun 05, 2011 02:58 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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