Friday, 23 January 2015

Arkansas Riverwalk, Pueblo, Colorado

We left Colorado Springs and headed south to Colorado City for a few days.  On our travels we’d met several people who’d told us that we should visit the Arkansas Riverwalk in Pueblo, so, on a warm, sunny, morning we headed off to find it.
We left I25 at exit 98B and followed the signs to a parking area by City Hall on South Union Avenue.   It was a Sunday when we visited so I imagine this car park would be pretty busy on a week day.  

The Arkansas Riverwalk runs through the Historic Union Avenue District, over 80 buildings in this area are on the National Historic Register, which was also once the red-light district of Pueblo.

There were some interesting sculptures as we walked around.

We followed the paved path as it meandered its way around Lake Elizabeth and looped around until we were back where we started.

The paddle boats were closed for the season.

This artwork commemorates Zebulon Pike and his discovery of what is now Pike’s Peak.
We enjoyed our trip to the Arkansas Riverwalk, although I have to admit I was expecting something similar to the riverwalk in San Antonio, and, while there were a couple of restaurants, sadly we couldn’t find a coffee shop.
Have fun, we are!

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