There are several attractions in the area of La Junta.
For riders and hikers the Picketwire Canyon hosts several items. The number one attraction along the Purgatory River
is the dinosaur tracks. This area is one of the most documented areas for dinosaur footprints. Thousands of prints are in
the area. On the way to the track site you can see several pictographs from Native Americans, Spanish settlements and a Spanish
cemetary. TAKE LOTS OF WATER.
-South of La Junta, take Hwy 109 to RD 802 signs will lead you to the trailhead.
Bent's Fort is an awesome place to relive the Old West while seeing authentic Santa Fe Trail life. The fort recreates
the daily activities of Santa Fe Trail pioneers.
-East of La Junta on Hwy 194
John Martin State Park offers fishing, boating and easy biking.
-East of La Junta on Hwy 50
Koshare Indian Kiva is the center of La Junta's cultural offerings. The Kiva hosts Native American artists along with
Koshare Indian dancers (Boy Scout Troop 232) which perform on a regular basis.
-In La Junta at the Otero Junior College