The San Luis Valley

Nestled between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the scenic San Luis Valley holds a rich history for South-Central Colorado. Travel to San Luis, founded in 1851. Step inside the Valley's beautifully preserved 19th Century churches. Explore the agricultural legacies from La Vega, an expansive communal pasture land, to The People's Ditch, a canal that holds the earliest water rights in the state.
 

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Additional Reading

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

San Luis Preservation

Fort Garland Museum

Claire's clues