Gas prices have been skyrocketing here in Pueblo, so many families don’t have the extra cash to spend on an out-of-state vacation this year. Instead of emptying your wallet to fill your gas tank on a long-distance road trip, consider any of these local getaways near Pueblo, Colorado.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
A two-hour drive south will take you to this unique, picturesque national park. A cheap entry fee will let you spend the day hiking sandy hills like Star Dune or lounging at Medano Creek’s shores. Save money on lodging by sleeping in a tent or your car at the Piñon Flats campground. You’ll enjoy sleeping under the stars instead of at an overpriced hotel.
There’s so much to see and do at Cheyenne Mountain State Park — have you fully explored this area near Colorado Springs? Explore the hiking trails, play a round of disc golf, participate in educational classes, and even meet animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. If you get tired of being outdoors, just head over to Colorado Springs for some indoor fun!
You can easily pack a day full of fun west of Pueblo at the Royal Gorge area. The thrilling amusement park and bridge are our favorite attractions, but you may prefer white water rafting, a ride on the railroad train, or an overnight stay in a yurt! Another great way to save money on gas is to drive a fuel-efficient car. Trade in your gas-guzzler for a fuel-efficient crossover or hybrid EV here at Southwest Motors — your used car dealership in Pueblo, Colorado.