Situated at just under 5,000 feet above sea level, the areas high desert climate provides for mild winters, over 300 days of sunshine and is conducive to year-round outdoor activities. Recreational activities in the region include camping, biking, fishing, kayaking, and rafting. All activities are located within an hour drive from Pueblo, Colorado.
Geographically, the city sits on Colorado’s high plain. The Arkansas River, originating in the mountains to the west, passes through Pueblo, where it meets Fountain Creek. The Colorado Rockies’ Wet Mountain Range begins in western Pueblo County, reaching an elevation of 12,349 feet at Greenhorn Peak. Clearly visible to the northwest is the celebrated 14,110-foot Pikes Peak. The rolling terrain of the high plains area is dominated by a semi-arid climate, providing a contrast to the rich, green, watered lawns and tree-lined streets of Pueblo’s residential neighborhoods.
Colorado is a year-round tourist destination. Many of the state’s most visited attractions lie within an easy drive of Pueblo, including Pike’s Peak, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Cripple Creek, the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and the Rocky Mountain National Park.