Spanish Peaks Cycling :: Stonewall Century :: Travel & Lodging

The August Stonewall Century 102 mile Bicycle Tour starts in La Veta, Colorado. Cyclists ride Colorado's Scenic Highway of Legends passing through Cuchara, over Cuchara Pass at 10,000 feet, on to Stonewall, and follow the Purgatoire River through Weston and Segundo.

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Lodging

La Veta and Cuchara are small towns with a variety of inns, lodges, RV parks, and bed-and-breakfasts (B&Bs). Camping is also available at nearby state parks and national forest campgrounds (see below for listings.) Spanish Peaks Cycling has also arranged for local hosts (guest room accommodations in local homes) and "camping" in the high school gymnasium.

Women riding up Cuchara Pass during the Stonewall Century Bicycling on Highway 12 near Stonewall, Colorado

Find traditional lodging possibilities through our La Veta - Cuchara Chamber of Commerce, 719-742-3676 or toll free 866-615-3676,. Their website contains detailed descriptions of local lodging & accommodations, visit www.lavetacucharachamber.com

We encourage you to make your lodging arrangements early, and to "think outside the box" of traditional lodging.The charm of our small towns and sparsely traveled roads is a double-edged sword: we won't have enough motels and B&Bs to accommodate everyone. Consider renting a condo in Cuchara -- many of the condos sleep 8 or more people, so with a bit of planning you can invite several friends and split the costs. Consider staying with a Local Host -- several cyclists stayed with local hosts in last year and are very eager to stay with the same people again. Or consider sacking out at the La Veta school gymnasium -- it's only $10, includes showers, and the money supports our school.

Lodging - Local Hosts

You are invited to stay with local hosts on Friday night before the ride and/or on Saturday night after the ride.  Most homes will have separate guest rooms with standard or queen beds, and you will have the opportunity to meet a few of the wonderful people of La Veta, Cuchara, and Huerfano County.  Several cyclists who stayed with local hosts in past years are eager to stay with the same hosts this year!  Some of the hosts provide breakfasts for their cyclists, but you should assume that your Local Host will provide only a clean bed, hot shower, and a friendly welcome. 

If you are interested in this lodging opportunity, please send an e-mail to before August 4th.  Include in your e-mail (1) your name, (2) number of cyclists/guests, (3) number of beds needed, (4) whether you'll be staying both Friday night and Saturday nights or just Friday, (5) contact information, including phone number and e-mail address.  You will be given the name, address, and phone number of a local host.  We ask that you contact your host directly to obtain directions and let them know what time you will be arriving.  In exchange for lodging, we request that you make a tax-deductible contribution of at least $20 to the La Veta Public Library Building Fund or to the Spanish Peaks Health Care Foundation.  You may turn in your contribution when you pick up your registration packet, or mail it in using our standard donation form.

Lodging - La Veta Gymnasium

The school gymnasium in La Veta will be open for camping on Friday night and showers on Saturday.  Cost is $10 to cover janitorial fees, and any excess monies will go to fund activities at the school.  You do not need to make a reservation.  The school will be open for check-in from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday.  Bring your own sleeping bag, towels, and toiletries.

Camping

Camping is available at Lathrop State Park, Bear Lake, Blue Lake, and Indian Creek in the San Isabel National Forest, at Monument Lake, and other sites. There is no camping in the Town Park and please, no sleeping in your car -- we have much better options for you:

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