Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Walsenburg, Colorado

Walsenburg is an intimate suburban community with a history that spans back approximately 150 years. The city has a population of about 2,900 residents, and is known by its motto as being a “great place to live, work and play.” While Walsenburg is famed for the saloon and gambling house that was run by Robert Ford, who assassinated Jesse James, the community is now a supportive place for patients who are hoping to recover from their addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Traveling to Walsenburg

The closest airport to Walsenburg is actually a local airport known as the Perry Stokes Airport. This facility, which offers flights for people with small aircraft, is located 47 miles away. Also nearby is the Pueblo Memorial Airport, which is located about 58 miles away. This airport offers domestic flights for travelers across the country. Patients and their visitors may find that using Denver International Airport is most convenient, because this large airport services many airlines and offers both international and domestic flights. This airport is about 178 miles away.


Like many cities throughout Colorado, residents in Walsenburg enjoy all four seasons. The winters can be long and filled with snow, but patients who relocate to this community enjoy many of the outdoor recreational opportunities that are available. Temperatures in the winter can range from 30 to 40 degrees. In the summer, the sun shines frequently and temperatures often climb into the 70s and 80s.

Lodging and Accommodations

There are several hotels and motels in Walsenburg, allowing patients to secure temporary housing as they get settled in the area. These hotels also make it both affordable and convenient for family members and friends to visit patients who are receiving treatment in this community. Some hotels in the area include the Alpha Motel, the Anchor Motel and the Best Western Rambler.

Economy and Job Outlook

There are several attractions in Walsenburg, ensuring that the tourism industry thrives in this community. Patients who are getting treatment in the city will find jobs at local hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions such as Lathrop State Park. The Huerfano River Wind Farm is located just a few miles outside of Walsenburg, and provides its residents with job opportunities.

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