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Gear Roundup: Hiking Essentials


The snow might be flying in the high country, but the lower lands, including the foothills and valleys - still have some trails worth exploring! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite our hiking essentials to help you stay prepared for a day on the trail. Here they are, from the bottom up! Footwear Take [...]

Gear Roundup: Hiking Essentials2019-11-27T22:00:34-07:00

Festival Spotlight: Rhythms on the Rio


The San Luis Valley is keeping music alive thanks to the annual Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival - and this year, it’s bigger than ever! “Rhythms” will take place Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4, with a full 3-day line-up, weekend morning yoga, food, art and other vendors, kid’s activities and on-site camping. [...]

Festival Spotlight: Rhythms on the Rio2019-08-01T13:14:36-06:00

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 Trivia2017-01-06T20:19:43-07:00

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

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 Town2019-10-01T18:59:17-06:00

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 Planetarium2019-10-01T19:08:18-06:00

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 District2017-01-06T20:19:44-07:00

Trails – Saguache 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 744 North Crestone 5.74 8800 - 11840 Difficult  745 Rito Alto 8.34 8600 - 11920 Difficult  746 Comanche 4.4 [...]

Trails – Saguache Ranger District2017-01-06T20:19:44-07:00

Hiking & Biking Trail Guide


With thousands of miles of wilderness to explore, it's no wonder why the San Luis Valley allures sports enthusiasts of every kind.  If your preferred mode of transportation is hiking, mountain biking, by horseback, motorcycle, ATV or snowmobile, there is something for everyone here! Download Trail Guide

Hiking & Biking Trail Guide2017-01-06T20:19:45-07:00