People who want to get away from it all can actually do so in Pueblo. Unlike some outdoor recreation hot spots, there are not overwhelming crowds packing every trail and waterway in the area. Instead, there is the opportunity to truly enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, whether it’s hiking at Pueblo Mountain Park, fishing the Gold Medal waters of the Arkansas River, or boating and camping at Lake Pueblo.
“Every trail is not filled with people. Every natural place doesn’t have 50 cars parked there,” says Bob Walker, owner of The Edge Ski Paddle & Pack outdoor equipment store. “With very little effort, you can have some beautiful places around here almost to yourself.”