Walsenburg Colorado
Walsenburg was built on coal and now is turning to tourists for its economy. | Photo by Omer Wazir / flickr

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The small town of Walsenburg has transformed itself in recent years, revitalizing its downtown area in an effort led by businesspeople in the historic and scenic community.

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Walsenburg history

Lathrop State Park
Ludlow Tent Colony Site
Museum of Friends
Spanish Peaks
Walsenburg Mining Museum
Walsenburg Wild Waters

Walsenburg facts
Population: 3,068 (2010 Census).
Land area: 2.3 square miles.
County: Huerfano (Walsenburg is county seat).
Altitude: 6,182 feet above sea level.
Climate: Warm summers, cold winters and low humidity, with abundant sunshine year-round. Annual precipitation of 16 inches, including average snowfall of 82 inches. Snow depth of 1 inch from November to March. January averages: high 47, low 21. July averages: high 87, low 57. More weather >>