La Junta is in southeastern Colorado, located on the Arkansas River. Previously, La Junta was where the Santa Fe Trail branched south to New Mexico. Today it is known as the “Smile Hi” City and is considered one of the best kept secrets.
Residents and visitors can enjoy the national historic site, Bent's Old Fort, with a living history program. La Junta offers access to the Comanche National Grasslands for prairie hiking and birdwatching. Additionally, it is home to the La Junta Municipal Airport, city parks, museums, and golf courses. La Junta has it all, proving it is more than a small town with a beautiful backdrop.
Otero Museum highlights La Junta’s western heritage and gives visitors a glimpse back in time.
Bent's Old Fort is a part of the National Park Service, featuring a reconstructed 1840’s adobe fur trading post.
La Junta Municipal Golf Course has a friendly atmosphere and is home to many tournaments throughout the year.
Otero Junior College is a 2 year school, located on a 40-acre campus offering many associates degrees and programs.
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