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Creede Repertory Theatre


"For over 54 seasons, visitors and theatre practitioners alike have made their pilgrimages to Creede for the beauty and the artistry of the Creede Repertory Theatre. CRT presents acclaimed productions each season and is a nationally-recognized theatre. USA TODAY called CRT “one of the 10 best places to see the lights way off Broadway” [...]

Creede Repertory Theatre2020-03-17T12:34:30-06:00

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad


Hidden away in a little-known corner of the southern Rocky Mountains is a precious historic artifact of the American West. Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the most spectacular example of steam era mountain railroading in North America and was awarded National Historic Landmark designation in 2012. [...]

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad2020-03-17T14:50:02-06:00

SLV Winter Star Gazing


Article and Photos by URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo If you are interested in exploring some of the country’s darkest night skies, the San Luis Valley (SLV) is the perfect place in winter! The Milky Way and winter constellations like Orion and Canis Major (also featuring the brightest star, Sirius) are prominent features [...]

SLV Winter Star Gazing2019-05-07T17:31:26-06:00

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge


The unique ecosystems of the San Luis Valley have a plethora of birds and waterfowl. A tapestry of wetlands and agricultural fields are filled with the sounds of cranes, geese, ducks and more, including deer and elk herds. The San Luis Valley has two national wildlife refuges open to the public, the Alamosa National [...]

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge2017-02-03T15:15:03-07:00

Live Music


Get out and enjoy great music and entertainment by talented artists and local area businesses! Dos Rios Restaurant: Thursday Night Live Music: 6-8PM by Fred Hargrove - Monte Vista Boogies Restaurant: Saturday Night Live Music & Dancing: 5-8PM by Tim Longmire - Del Norte Big River Music: Follow their Facebook Page or call 719-658-2100 for [...]

Live Music2019-06-23T15:01:41-06:00

Vali 3 Theater


The Friends of the Vali 3 Theater is a community-based volunteer group partnered with the City of Monte Vista and with the non-profit Monte Vista Community Fund. Supported by your donations and patronage, the theater is operated by volunteers and offers quality first-run movies at reasonable prices. Ticket prices are: Adults $6, Seniors $5, Kids [...]

Vali 3 Theater2017-04-17T10:04:04-06:00

Wildlife in The Great Sand Dunes National Park


The Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to a wide array of wildlife. From mammals, birds and reptiles to amphibians, fish and insects, the numbers are endless. Take a look at what you can find and see how many you can spot while visiting the park. Check out some of pictures of things to [...]

Wildlife in The Great Sand Dunes National Park2019-06-23T15:18:21-06:00

Rafting & Kayaking


Change up your adventure seeking with rafting on the Rio Grande River. If you are looking for an adventure, June is when Spring run off allows for a tremendous ride on the whitewater, guides are recommended. Quiet, calm, slow paced rides down the river are also a great way to experience the beauty of the [...]

Rafting & Kayaking2017-01-06T20:19:45-07:00

Amazing Waterfalls in the San Luis Valley


The San Luis Valley has many wonderful opportunities to view some of the most majestic waterfalls in the state. The most impressive time to visit is late Spring when the snow melt begins and run-off is at it's peak. Below are some of favorite waterfall locations: Copper Falls - [Mineral County] [...]

Amazing Waterfalls in the San Luis Valley2020-03-31T12:57:18-06:00

Rio Grande National Forest


An incredible 1.86 million acre Rio Grande National Forest remains one of the true undiscovered jewels of Colorado. The mighty Rio Grande River begins its 1800 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico right here in the San Juan Mountains. The Continental Divide runs for 236 miles along most of the western border of the [...]

Rio Grande National Forest2015-05-31T09:59:10-06:00