About La Junta
Located in the Arkansas Valley sixty miles east of Pueblo on US Highway 50 (SHOW ME) the city of La Junta, Colorado offers all the amenities of a larger metropolitan area but in a quiet small town setting. A vibrant downtown shopping district, restaurants, hotels and lodging facilities and the many churches and places of worship make La Junta a fine community to call home.
The city of La Junta boasts not only Otero Junior College, but the Koshare Museum and Kiva, the Picketwire Playhouse, and Otero Museum. There are numerous community concerts offered throughout the year, in fact OJC buys a number of concert tickets for students so that they can attend community concerts at no cost. The concerts vary—classical, country, jazz, bluegrass, etc.
Area attractions include Bent's Fort National Historic Site, Comanche National Grasslands and Vogel Canyon, and the Santa Fe Trail. This is the heart of Southeast Colorado's farming and ranching country. Some of the finest melons in the world are grown in Otero County - the Rocky Ford cantaloupes.