This growing community, situated off U.S. 50, offers a surprising amount of conveniences for visitors. There are about a dozen lodging facilities ranging from hotels to B&Bs in the greater Pueblo area. Downtown Pueblo, just eight miles east, offers a diverse mix of eateries, a restored historic district, a Riverwalk area and shopping districts. With annexations, Pueblo West contains about 26,000 acres of connecting lands. The community is also situated just north of Lake Pueblo State Park, where visitors can go boating, swimming, sailing and fishing. Maintained campsites are also available, in addition to miles of hiking and biking trails, including a local greenway that runs all the way to downtown Pueblo. Approximately, 4,600 acres have been reserved for neighborhood parks, playgrounds and an open greenbelt area. There are about 4.6 million square feet of marijuana gardens dotting the landscape in Pueblo County. Greenhouses climb into the sky in a county that also has some of the largest licensed outdoor grow facilities in the country. Since marijuana became legal in Colorado in 2012, Pueblo County has licensed 143 legal marijuana cultivations and the area has been called the Napa Valley of the cannabis industry. According to the Pueblo County Commissioner, roughly half of all construction (in the county) is directly attributed to cannabis, which has boasted the local economy and has greatly increased city tax revenues.