There are numerous lodging possibilities in Pueblo, with many of the national chains represented. Rates are highest in summer, and highest of all during the State Fair (mid-Aug to early Sept). Among the reliable major chains are the Best Western Eagle Ridge Inn & Suites, 4727 N. Elizabeth St. (tel. 800/WESTERN [937-8376] or 719/543-4644), with double rates of $85 to $150; Comfort Inn, 4645 N. Freeway (tel. 800/424-6423 or 719/542-6868), charging $69 to $119 double; and Hampton Inn, 4703 N. Freeway, just west of I-25, exit 102 (tel. 800/972-0165 or 719/544-4700), with double rates from $119 to $159. Room tax adds just under 12%.

Camping -- There are two Kampgrounds of America (KOA) campgrounds in the Pueblo area, both open year-round and with all the usual commercial campground amenities, including seasonal swimming pools. The Pueblo KOA is 5 miles north of the city at I-25, exit 108 (tel. 800/562-7453 for reservations, or 719/542-2273;, and charges $25 to $29 for tent sites and $33 to $39 for RV hookup sites. The Pueblo South KOA, about 20 miles south of Pueblo at I-25, exit 74 (tel. 800/562-8646 for reservations, or 719/676-3376;, charges $24 for tent sites and $35 to $42 for RV hookup sites. Both also have camping cabins (you share the bathhouse with campers), with rates in the $45 to $50 range. There are also some 400 campsites at Lake Pueblo State Park.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.