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    Colorado’s Lathrop State Park Offers Camping Throughout the Winter Months

    Lathrop State Park is now offering camping during the winter months.  Twenty campsites with water and electricity are open at the park to give visitors a chance to experience Lathrop’s quiet season. Winter is a perfect time to visit Lathrop – the summer crowds are gone, the migratory birds are flying through, and the views of the snowcapped Spanish Peaks are phenomenal.

    While you are here, enjoy a stroll on the flat Cuerno Verde Trail around Martin Lake, or a more rigorous hike on the Hogback Trail, where you will be treated with views of the entire snow-dusted Cuchara River Valley.

    Use the campground as a quiet local getaway, a stopover on your way to other locations across the state, or as a “base-camp” for exploring the historic Spanish Peaks Country. The camping fees for winter camping at Lathrop State Park are $20 per night, in addition to the daily state parks pass fee of $7. Colorado residents, 64 years old and older, that have a Colorado State Parks Aspen Leaf Annual Pass, can receive a discounted camping rate on weekdays at $17 per night.

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