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Places to Visit in San Luis Valley, Colorado

Prerana Jamdarkhana Jul 23, 2019
One of the largest high desert valleys in the world, San Luis Valley, laden with greenery, mountain ranges and icy steams, is sure to capture the hearts of all its visitors.

Shrine of the Stations of the Cross

The shrine in San Luis has a unique series of sculptures depicting the story of Jesus Christ in his last hours.

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Mother Mary's Garden

One can see the 10'5" hand-carved totem statue of Mother Mary at the center of this peaceful getaway in Santa Maria. A place of worship, meditation and healing, the garden welcomes everyone who come seek her solace.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Located in the San Luis valley, this vast area is home to the tallest sand dunes of North America.

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Every year, thousands of Sandhill cranes migrate to the National Park, which is a sight to behold. You can also see Canadian geese feeding in the valley.

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

The park offers its visitors the opportunity to meet, pet, hold, and take pictures with a little alligator!

Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center

San Luis, the oldest town of Colorado, houses a heritage center of local art, embroidery, murals, memorabilia and much more.

Sangre de Cristo Church

A religious place reflecting the faith and values of Costilla County families.

Zapata Falls

The 30-foot waterfall near Sangre de Cristo Mountains offers hiking trails and mountain climbing all around it.