Pueblo County – Colorado's Best-Kept SecretPueblo Colorado is located at the confluence of the Arkansas River and the Fountain Creek, along the historical border with Mexico. It lies 35 miles southeast of Pikes Peak and 30 miles east of the Royal Gorge. It enjoys 300+ days of sunshine annually, perfect for many outdoor activities including boating and water skiing at the nearby Lake Pueblo Recreation Area, Colorado's most-visited state park. Golfing, fishing, hunting, kayaking, and an extensive bike path and Nature Center are just a few of the many amenities that bring retirees and sports enthusiasts to the moderate, dry climate at 4800 feet above sea level. The countywide population has risen to over 160,000. The local housing market is very affordable, with the average sales price currently from $165,000 to $185,000.