Pueblo Outdoor Activities | CSU-Pueblo Today

By Cameron Martin

Pueblo, Colorado. has a lot to offer in the name of fun and interesting activities for residents and travelers. Of the various options presented to people, several places in and around the city offer outdoor activities for those who wish to participate.

Downtown Pueblo offers the Pueblo Riverwalk. It’s a great place to stroll, jog or grab a great meal at many quality waterfront restaurants including Angelo’s Pizza Parlour, Brues Alehouse Brewing Co, Twenty One Steak and many more. The Riverwalk also offers various boat rides along the water, including guided history tours and paddle boats.

Pueblo offers many stand-alone fields in the local community for those interested in athletics, whether competitive or recreational. The Runyon Field Sports Complex at 400 Stanton Ave., where you can catch a baseball game.

Pueblo also offers two golf courses for those interested in a slower game. Elmwood Golf Course, located at 3900 Thatcher Ave., and Walking Stick Golf Course at 4301 Walking Stick Blvd. provide quality golf experiences.

Another set of larger outdoor locations are Mineral Palace Park and City Park. Mineral Palace Park at 1600 N Santa Fe Ave. offers a playground, swimming pool, picnic areas, walking paths, memorial sites and fifty-seven acres of space for families to host an event or throw a ball.

City Park, located at 600-2458 Carlile Ave., offers a disc golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, playground, walking paths, skate park and other amenities. Pueblo City Park also contains the Pueblo Zoo at 3455 Nuckolls Ave., which allows families to view its resident animals.

The Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center at 5200 Nature Center Rd is a little further out of town. This location offers several picnic and fishing spots along a boat launch where those interested can take a kayak from there down the Arkansas River towards town. From here there is access to miles of trails that can be walked or cycled along the river. Along the road leading to the Nature Center is the Raptor Center. It is home to many raptors that are being cared for and rehabilitated.

Outside of Pueblo is its biggest outdoor attraction, Lake Pueblo State Park. It is located at 640 Pueblo Reservoir Rd. The park offers activities such as year-round camping at on-site campgrounds, a marina with boating options for motorized and non-motorized boats.

Miles of walking, cycling, walking, horseback and off-road trails. Hunting and fishing options and areas next to an archery range. Public view of the Pueblo State Fish Hatchery at 500 Pueblo Reservoir Rd. and a visitor center with helpful staff ready to explain everything and answer any questions Pueblo may have.

You just need to get out and seek out the fantastic sights and attractions that Pueblo has to offer, as the city is home to so many of them.