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VISIT CRESTONE

Why is Crestone one of Colorado’s best kept secrets? Perhaps it has to do with the 330 sunny days a year here. When visiting Crestone, factor in beautiful mountains along with our unmatched outdoor recreation and mystical history. Crestone is a great vacation spot. In Crestone we support a vibrant creative community of world class artists and you can tour their studios to learn about them and their craft.

The Boulder Daily Camera says, “The magnificent setting in southern Colorado lends itself to open-ended dreams on a grand scale. They involve the creation of an intellectual, cultural and spiritual community. And it is expected to provide both a post-industrial model for ordinary living and a center of inspiration and experiment aimed at evolving a harmonious marriage between technology and ecology.”

Crestone is a small mountain town with a big heart. Located at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and overlooking the northern part of the San Luis Valley, you’ll find relaxation, outdoor activities, parks, restaurants, unique shops and places that will enchant your soul and lift your spirits.

Why is Crestone one of Colorado’s best kept secrets? Perhaps it has to do with the 330 sunny days a year here. When visiting Crestone, factor in beautiful mountains along with our unmatched outdoor recreation and mystical history. Crestone is a great vacation spot. In Crestone we support a vibrant creative community of world class artists and you can:

1) Crestone Colorado is the second quietest place on Earth… the first is inside a volcano in Hawaii. Many people say that it's so quiet in Crestone, they can hear their blood running through their veins.

2) Crestone has few city street lights or light pollution and at night it is one of the darkest place in North America. Thus, you can see the Milky Way Crestone deer with your naked eye and a universe of stars shines brightly at night. 

3) Grammy nominated music artist R Carlos Nakai has recorded his flute music in Crestone inside the Dome at the Zen Center.

4) Many tribes of the North American Continent such as the Hopi and Navajo, considered the Crestone area San Luis Valley to be the sacred center of the entire North American Continent. The valley was named the bloodless valley because no warring tribes would kill each other while in this part of the valley.

5) According to the LA Times, “With barely 1,500 inhabitants, this ruggedly handsome town four hours south of Denver, near the Great Sand Dunes National Monument, has emerged as one of the major spiritual centers of North America.” 

6) According to the Huffington Post, “Colorado Crestone Area and the San Luis Valley is a hot spot for UFO sightings with UFO sightings going back to the 1600’s.”