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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 Stampede2020-03-17T15:13:50-06:00

Creede Underground Mining Museum


The town of Creede evolved from a history rich in mining and scenic surroundings. Silver was first discovered in Creede in 1889. Mining was the area’s main industry for almost 100 years until the Homestake Mining Company closed down the Bulldog Mine in 1985. The idea for the Underground Mining Museum was birthed in 1990 [...]

Creede Underground Mining Museum2015-05-31T10:00:05-06:00

Shrine of the Stations of the Cross


The Stations of the Cross are a series of graphic meditations of the last hours of Christ’s life – His judgment, sufferings, death and resurrection. Sculpted by internationally know artist Huberto Maestas, the meditations are truly beautiful. The Shrine is located on a mesa in the center of San Luis which is Colorado’s oldest town. [...]

Shrine of the Stations of the Cross2015-05-31T10:00:37-06:00

Fort Garland Museum


Fort Garland was established in 1858 in southern Colorado, with its garrison of over 100 men it served to protect the earliest settlers in the San Luis Valley. We invite you to walk the parade ground of the fort and tour the adobe buildings, which feature a re-creation of the commandant’s quarters during Kit Carson’s [...]

Fort Garland Museum2017-01-06T20:19:45-07:00

The Historic Windsor Hotel


Gold and silver discoveries near Summitville in 1870 fueled the mining rush to the San Luis Valley. While other mining settlements quickly followed at Creede and Bonanza, the history of the Valley’s settlement was greatly influenced by the railroad, farming, ranching, and timber. Armed with pick, shovel, and gold pan fortune seekers floated into the [...]

The Historic Windsor Hotel2019-06-22T12:49:12-06:00

Rio Grande County Museum & Cultural Center


The Rio Grande County Museum & Cultural Center offers visitors a glimpse into the past of Rio Grande County and it's early settlers including Native Americans, mountain men, fur trappers, gold seekers, farmers and ranchers, and merchants.  Many settlers came to this land for adventure, freedom and a better way of life. Offering learning opportunities [...]

Rio Grande County Museum & Cultural Center2015-05-31T10:02:54-06:00

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool


Come spend a day of fun in the naturally hot artesian waters of Sand Dunes Swimming Pool. Fun for the whole family, this large pool is amazingly clear with no odors or added chlorine. The pool is located near the town of Hooper and has amazing view of the scenic desert surroundings and the mountains. [...]

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool2017-01-06T20:19:45-07:00

Sangre de Cristo Museum and Cultural Center


The Sangre de Cristo Museum and Cultural Center has many educational displays depicting life in the Valley's Past. From a Turn-of-the-Century Post Office, images of the first steamboat on the Rio Grande River, artifacts from the early days of railroading and many agricultural collections, this is a perfect place to learn about the San Luis [...]

Sangre de Cristo Museum and Cultural Center2019-03-24T20:42:10-06:00

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad


The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is the highest and longest route on standard gauge rail. Don't miss out on the vintage diesel engines offering rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and passes on hundreds of miles of historic rail.  With a variety of cars to ride in comfort, experience the scenic views, abundant wildlife along the [...]

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad2019-05-29T22:51:14-06:00

Our Lady of Guadaupe – Oldest Church in Colorado


Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish is the oldest church in Colorado. The church was constructed in 1856. The first settlers into the area were from New Mexico, primarily from Abiquiu. As more people arrived, mission churches were set up and all had the records housed with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. When the neighboring [...]

Our Lady of Guadaupe – Oldest Church in Colorado2015-05-31T10:05:34-06:00