A rural area on the plains, within 2 hours from the southern Rocky Mountain National Park. 1 hour from Pueblo, 2 hours from Colorado Springs, 3 hours from Denver.
Many Southeast Coloradoans love to hike in beautiful Vogel Canyon, just 30 miles east of La Junta-or hit the water slide at the Wipe Out! swimming pool.
La Junta has a local junior college (OJC), active 4-H and scouting groups, library, several churches, live theatre opportunities, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, golf course, parks, and more.