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Grandote Peaks Golf Club. This Weiskopf Morrish–designed course is an underutilized gem that sits close to the base of the Spanish Peaks. On weekends you need reservations to play the classic 18-hole mountain course, but you can sometimes get in at the last minute on weekdays. 5540 Hwy. 12, La Veta, CO, 81055. 719/742–3391 or 800/457–9986. www.grandotepeaks.com. 18 holes. 7,085 yds. Par: 72. Green Fee: $70. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, golf carts, rental clubs, lessons, restaurant and bar.
San Isabel National Forest. In this vast wildnerness, you can explore myriad hiking trails, not to mention campgrounds, fishing streams, and mountain-biking terrain. In winter it's a cross-country skiing destination. Ranger Office, 2840 Kachina Dr., Pueblo, CO, 81008. 719/553–1400. www.fs.usda.gov/psicc.