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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 Gazing2017-11-13T20:18:34-06:00

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 Refuge2017-02-03T15:15:03-06:00

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 [...]

Live Music2017-11-13T20:34:13-06:00

Birds of the Sand Dunes


The Great Sand Dunes National Park is home to a wide array of wildlife. There are over 200 species of birds at Great Sand Dunes, nesting in tundra, trees, grasslands, or wetlands. Come enjoy the crisp winter air and see if you can spot one or two! Check out some of pictures of things to [...]

Birds of the Sand Dunes2017-01-06T20:19:44-06:00

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 Park2015-05-31T18:28:35-06:00

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

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 Valley2017-01-06T20:19:45-06:00

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

Ski Hi Stampede


Enjoy old fashioned fun at the Oldest Pro-Rodeo in Colorado. Ski Hi Stampede is a San Luis Valley tradition and shouldn't be missed! Watch rodeo events, enjoy concerts, great food and so much more! The Ski-Hi Stampede, Colorado's oldest pro rodeo, has roots as deep as the San Luis Valley itself. It began in 1919, [...]

Ski Hi Stampede2019-05-07T15:25:27-06:00