Activities to Do in San Luis Valley
The beautiful San Luis Valley is surprisingly high-altitude depositional basin in the state of Colorado. Known for its sharp geological contrasts and wild experiences, the incredible region ranks high on the lists of avid travelers. North America's naturally formed highest sand dunes sit directly west of the Sangre de Cristo Range and above the Rio Grande River. Such is the contrast that all three major landscapes – desert, mountains and river co-exist in this beautiful valley. And deep history of the region adds more to its charm.
Build sand castles on North America's highest sand dunes! Sledge down only to refresh in the stream of cool and fresh river water. Look around to see the majestic mountains. Track, hike, swim, drive, ride, see and explore. San Luis Valley offers a complete disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced world, bringing you in the lap of the nature. Offering something for everyone, this is one location that you shouldn't miss visiting. You really can't afford to miss on the scenic wonders.
Travelling with spouse, children or seniors to the valley? No worries! Everyone will find something of their interest. Here is a list of top San Luis Valley activities that you may want to know about before you plan your vacation here:
- Driving on the ribbon-y canyon roads: Staying in a hotel near San Luis Valley? Well, this is what you can do early morning. Drive from Alamosa's long straight highways to rolling and twisting ribbon-y canyon roads meandering through spectacular mountain passes. This is something that people of all age will enjoy. Before it's scorching hot, you may want to hike to the sand dunes, build sand castles, click some pictures and sledge down to the creek for a quick lunch and some rest.
- Tracking on Sangre De Cristo Range: Just east of the San Luis Valley located are the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Needless to say that the mountain range will catch your fancy right at the moment when you drive through the ribbon-y passages. So, why not dedicate a day for tracking to the beautiful mountain range and explore the less traveled paths?
- Bike Riding to Creede: Well, if you're a two-wheeler enthusiast, you may very well be interested in riding a bike to Creede. The roads, however, get busier during tourist season. You may not enjoy this activity that much because the roads are not empty. The best time to indulge in it is during November when it's cold and there are no tourists.
- Exploring Alamosa: Located on Rio Grande, Alamosa is a beautiful town in the San Luis Valley. In fact, it makes a perfect base to explore the entire region. Home to numerous good and budget hotels and restaurants, it's a preferred stopover among travelers. It is recommended that you consider it as the base city for all your travels and expeditions to the surrounding region. However, if you're traveling during peak tourist season, then you must book your accommodation in advance.
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