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Kristi Mountain Sports is the San Luis Valley's premier location for all outdoor gear needs. It is a classic "Mom and Pop" outdoor shop with a service center and rental equipment.

Gems in San Luis Valley - 3

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gem Favorite On the top of High Dune looking east toward the San De Cristo Mountain to the east of Sand Dunes National Park.

High Dune

(43) Crestone, CO
gem Favorite Group of hikers heading to Star Dune

Star Dune

(12) Crestone, CO
gem Favorite Zapata Falls - Looking up from base of falls

Zapata Falls

(7) Alamosa…, CO

Recommended Routes in San Luis Valley - 11

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Favorite Hiking along the grassy slope toward the ridge. The drainage can be seen to the left.
Difficult

Culebra Peak

14.2 mi 22.8 km 4,891' Up 1490.77 m Up 4,890' Down 1490.57 m Down

San Luis, CO
Favorite Standard exposure and scrambling along the Northwest Face.
Very Difficult

Tour de Little Bear

2.7 mi 4.3 km 2,168' Up 660.89 m Up 2,167' Down 660.59 m Down

Alamosa…, CO
Favorite View near the beginning of the Huerfano Trail
Difficult

Mt. Lindsey

8.4 mi 13.5 km 3,505' Up 1068.45 m Up 3,505' Down 1068.34 m Down

Alamosa…, CO
Favorite Looking east toward the peaks above Willow Lake.
Very Difficult

Kit Carson and Challenger

14.1 mi 22.6 km 5,550' Up 1691.67 m Up 5,550' Down 1691.69 m Down

Crestone, CO
Favorite Looking east into South Colony Lakes Basin
Difficult

Humboldt Peak

11.2 mi 18.1 km 4,164' Up 1269.18 m Up 4,166' Down 1269.76 m Down

Crestone, CO
Favorite Music Pass looking west
Difficult

Music Pass Trail to Upper Sand Creek Lake

8.4 mi 13.5 km 1,858' Up 566.25 m Up 1,858' Down 566.28 m Down

Westcliffe, CO
Favorite Zapata Falls - Looking up from base of falls
Intermediate

Zapata Falls

1.0 mi 1.6 km 289' Up 87.99 m Up 288' Down 87.74 m Down

Alamosa…, CO
Favorite Great Sand Dunes National Park
Easy/Intermediate

Sand Dunes Loop

3.6 mi 5.8 km 301' Up 91.6 m Up 309' Down 94.12 m Down

Crestone, CO
Favorite The southern reaches of the Sangre de Cristos from the Auto Route.
Easy

Auto Tour and Nature Trail

3.8 mi 6.1 km 36' Up 10.89 m Up 33' Down 10.09 m Down

Monte V…, CO
Favorite Great Sand Dunes National Park
Difficult

Tallest Dunes Out-and-Back

15.3 mi 24.6 km 1,810' Up 551.69 m Up 1,810' Down 551.59 m Down

Crestone, CO
Favorite Running down Fontaine Rd in Fort Garland.
Easy/Intermediate

Fort Garland Foothills Route

7.7 mi 12.4 km 564' Up 171.89 m Up 563' Down 171.67 m Down

San Luis, CO

San Luis Valley Hiking

  • 547 Miles 880 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 31 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 53 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 61 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Luis Valley - 134

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Dunes Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Dunes Parking Lot to Campground Connector Trail
Easy
Crestone, CO
Easy
Crestone, CO
0.4 mi 0.6 km #3Sand Sheet Loop Trail
Easy
Crestone, CO
Easy
Crestone, CO
0.3 mi 0.4 km #4Montville Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Crestone, CO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Sand Pit Trail
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Wellington Ditch Trail
Easy
Crestone, CO
Easy
Crestone, CO
11.9 mi 19.1 km #7Sand Ramp Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Crestone, CO
3.6 mi 5.8 km #8Mosca Pass Trail
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Intermediate
Crestone, CO 14 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #9Sand Creek Trail
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
Intermediate
Crestone, CO
0.4 mi 0.7 km #10Indian Grove Backcountry Campsite Access
Easy
Crestone, CO
Easy
Crestone, CO

Photos of San Luis Valley - 274

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Elk herd, dunes, and Crestone Peaks
Mar 4, 2015 near Crestone, CO
Great Sand Dunes National Park will transform the way you think about a landscape.
Mar 14, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Looking east toward the peaks above Willow Lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near Crestone, CO
Sunrise in a meadow near the beginning of the Huerfano Trail
Sep 24, 2018 near Alamosa…, CO
View near the beginning of the Huerfano Trail
Sep 24, 2018 near Alamosa…, CO
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Apr 1, 2020 near Crestone, CO
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Apr 1, 2020 near Crestone, CO
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Apr 1, 2020 near Crestone, CO