Great Sand Dunes NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE
The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Visit on a moonless night to experience countless stars in this International Dark Sky Park!
Travel Distance: 22 miles
A haven for nature enthusiasts, the Blanca Wetlands are the ultimate paradise of biodiversity. Discover the captivating allure of this extraordinary environment, where you can enjoy activities like fishing, leisurely hikes, and observing vibrant birdlife. Find solace in the serenity of nature’s beauty as you explore its peaceful expanse. Chance upon delightful sightings of frogs, elk, and a variety of captivating bird species in a sublime retreat into the treasures of Colorado’s natural wonders.
Travel Distance: 9 miles
Sand Dunes Recreation
Escape to Sand Dunes Recreation area for a tranquil retreat. Immerse yourself in the inviting waters and soak up the breathtaking panoramic views of the sand dunes.
Travel Distance: 18 miles
THE COLORADO FARM BREWERY
If you appreciate craft beer and local flavors, The Colorado Farm Brewery is the perfect destination for you. Indulge in a wide array of meticulously handcrafted beers and savor an exquisite culinary journey.
Travel Distance: 21 miles
Embark on a captivating half-mile hike to uncover the hidden gem of Zapata Falls. Nestled in the scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this awe-inspiring waterfall is renowned for its refreshing waters and the opportunity to take a refreshing plunge right into the cascades.
Travel Distance: 26 miles
FORT GARLAND MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER
Experience the rich history of the region at the Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center. This living history museum transports visitors to the 19th century with its well-preserved buildings and exhibits. Explore the military history of the area and gain insights into the lives of those who once called this place home.
Travel Distance: 30 miles
CUMBRES & TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD
Step into the nostalgia of steam locomotives with a ride on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. Departing from Antonito, this historic train offers a picturesque journey through the stunning landscapes of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to embrace the natural beauty of the region.
Travel Distance: 87 miles