Bustling craft breweries, a robust lineup of long-loved festivals and events, and exquisite cuisine heightened by rich cultural heritage and the celebrated Mirasol chile are just a few ways this flourishing city spices up the scene in southern Colorado.
The Pueblo Chile is highlighted in #2.
2. FALL IN LOVE WITH THE FAMED PUEBLO CHILE.
A trip to Pueblo would not be complete without a meal (or four) featuring the Mirasol chile —the area’s superstar crop. Wake up your taste buds at the annual blockbuster Chile & Frijoles Festival in September, when thousands pay tribute to the flavorful pepper and the city’s Hispanic heritage with music, arts and crafts, cooking competitions and, of course, all the green-chile dishes you’ve ever dreamed of. Or, pick up a bushel of roasted chiles at one of the city’s many farmers’ markets and farm stands during the fall harvest season.
Make sure to try the legendary Pueblo Slopper, an open-face hamburger smothered in zesty green chile and topped with cheese and onions. Various local restaurants serve up their own version of the beloved dish, and you can eat like a local on the Pueblo Slopper Stop Tour, highlighting the city’s top 10 slopper restaurants. Check out the dining guide >>