Baca County was formed in 1887 when the Colorado Legislature split off the eastern portion of Las Animas County to create the new County. The 1880’s saw rapid population growth in the area that became Baca County and the creation of thirteen towns. Prior to the 1880’s there was little activity in the County other than along the Cutoff Branch of the Santa Fe Trail that crosses the extreme southeastern corner of the County. Baca County is and always has been highly dependent on agriculture.
Baca County has a ton of activities for people that live here and visitors. Check out our tourism page for more info about hotels, pools, the Baca County Fair and Rodeo, and camping. We love our corner of Southeastern Colorado and we think you will too!