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Kids Biking Essentials


Spring has sprung and warmer weather is on the horizon, which means bike season is upon us! As you ready yourself for the transition from turns on spring corn to hero dirt, we have some of the season’s go-to gear to help you bring the little ones along for the ride. Our latest round-up features [...]

Kids Biking Essentials2019-05-16T13:21:23-06:00

3 Tips for Wrapping up Ski Season


We know what you’re thinking, “But Colorado is about to get hit with yet another snow storm!”, but the time has come to start wrapping up ski season and digging into springtime activities! Here are 3 tips for closing out winter and kicking off spring: 1. Wash your gear! Clothing and gear can get pretty, [...]

3 Tips for Wrapping up Ski Season2019-04-17T09:07:03-06:00

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

Colorado Ecosystems


The unique landscape of the San Luis Valley provides a rare glimpse at all of Colorado's ecosystems in one place, from high alpine desert to lush grasslands. Alpine Tundra This is the highest region of Colorado Terrain that is above treeline in the Rockies, at about 11,500'. Tundra is a fragile ecosystem of [...]

Colorado Ecosystems2017-01-06T20:19:43-06:00

Colorado State Trivia


State Bird: Lark Bunting Lark Buntings are a fairly common sparrow of the High Plains. Males are distinctive with black body and white wings. After breeding, it is the only male sparrow that changes dramatically to drab plumage of gray-brown and white striped much like the females. State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout [...]

Colorado State Trivia2017-01-06T20:19:43-06:00

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

Train to Christmas Town


ALL ABOARD! Climb aboard the Train to Christmas Town with the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. Fall in Love with the heartwarming tale of Janice, a little girl who looks forward to riding the train each year with her brother and grandmother. The Conductor welcomes you aboard, elves serve cookies and cocoa, and Santa climbs aboard [...]

Train to Christmas Town2016-11-18T11:32:19-06:00

Zacheis Planetarium


In 1964, the Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory was completed using only publicly donated funding. As part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, it was completely renovated in 2012. As part of Adams State University, it is located on Richardson Ave. between the art and business buildings, right on the Richardson Hall [...]

Zacheis Planetarium2017-01-06T20:19:44-06:00

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

Trails – Divide Ranger District


Click here for District Information   Hiking   Snowmobile  Motocycle - Single Track  Horse Riding  Cross Country Skiing  ATV - Less Than 50" Wide  Mountain Biking No. Name Miles Long Elevation Difficulty Uses  700 Upper Dry Creek 6.2 11500 - 12500 Easy  709 Bear Creek 4.6 9200 - 10800 Difficult  786 Benino Creek 5.2 [...]

Trails – Divide Ranger District2017-01-06T20:19:44-06:00