Further south along the CO-12 "Highway of Legends", near 8500ft, Cuchara is a lovely mountain village. There’s a downtown street with several shops, lodges and restaurants.

The town is surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest; and some trailheads are in town, which makes the village a great basecamp for hikers; and a great stop on the Highway of Legends ride.

Every year in June (5th & 6th of June 2019), the Cuchara Country Music Festival is happening in Main Street, with blues and country. Fans can camp around.