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Monte Vista Colorado area.

  • You can learn more about the San Luis Valley and many Monte Vista, Colorado attractions at this site:

  • Learn more about Monte Vista, Colorado and current local events at the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce web site:

  • The Great Sand Dunes National Monument is a geological wonder and a fun day trip from Monte Vista for all ages. Learn more by clicking on this link:

  • You may also want to visit the Nature Conservancy's San Luis Valley Medano-Zapata Ranch which is located near the Sand Dunes Monument. More information at:

  • There are two National Wildlife Refuges nearby Monte Vista that provide a great opportunity to view a wide variety of birds including some amazing migratory birds such as the sandhill crane. Get more information by following this link:

  • Check out the new scenic train schedules and summer concert series at the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad web site!

  • One of our favorite places to soak and enjoy the view is the Sand Dunes Swimming Pool (also known as the Hooper Pool) which is fed by a naturally hot artesian well. Check it out:

  • Ski some of the best snow in Colorado all winter long at Wolf Creek Ski Area!

  • The best rock-climbing around at Penitente Canyon. Get more information here:

  • If you love to golf, you will be centrally located in with easy access to three great courses located in Monte Vista, Alamosa and the newest in South Fork, Colorado. You can check out the web site here:

  • Monte Vista is surrounded by small farming operations which produce a wide variety of vegetables, barley for Coors, cattle, sheep, and one of the most unique farms in our area is the only Alligator Farm in Colorado. You can visit this farm during the summer months. It is educational and fun for all ages. For more information, click on their site:

  • You can experience the nearby Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad which has trips that travel between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. Learn more here:

  • A great place to check out some of the local night life in Monte Vista is Alibi's Sports Bar & Grill. It is a newly opened local business that is a host to many ongoing events such as a monthly comedy night, live music, karaoke night, pool tournaments and good food in a relaxed atmosphere. We are only about four blocks from this location. Check it at

  • Another great day trip is a visit to Our Lady of Guadelupe Catholic Church (the oldest church in Colorado) located in the town of Conejos. Nearby in San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, there is one of the area's most cherished monuments, the Stations of the Cross shrine sculpted by local artist, Huberto Maestas.

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