La Veta is nestled at the foot of the Spanish Peaks along Highway of Legends Scenic Byway
in Huerfano County
. Its name derives from Spanish for "the vein": the town originally served as a busy trading center. Explore this historic area at the Francisco Fort Museum
, featuring several original buildings including a schoolhouse, and old trading post. There is a skate park in the heart of town, and visitors enjoy a round of golf at world-class Grandote Peaks Golf Course.