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Saguache is considered the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado. Sitting at  7,800 feet, the town has the  Sangre de Cristo mountain range on the east and the San Juan range on the west.
Cattle and sheep ranching is the main industry here.

In town, visitors will find a grocery store, restaurants, including a coffee shop, cafe and sit-down diner. There’s also a movie theater, plus other basic travel amenities such as service station.

For outdoor adventure, skiers can head to nearby Monarch Mountain and Wolf Creek Ski Area in the winter; hikers and bikers will enjoy the wilderness areas to east or west of Saguache or trails at Cochetopa and North Passes further west on Colorado 114.

Here is a list of towns in Saguache County

  • Crestone
  • Moffat
  • Saguache
  • Sargents
  • Villa Grove


There are 8 public schools in Saguache County, CO, serving 983 students.

Crestone Charter School

Haskin Elementary School

Skoglund Middle School

Mountain Valley School

Center High School

Moffat Prek – 12 

Center Virtual Academy

The Academic Recovery Center of San Luis Valley


Some Things to do in Saguache

Soldierstone Vietnam War Memorial

Cozy Castle Cinema

Saguache County Museum

Pathfinders 4×4

The Historic Ute Theatre


Restaurants and More

Rio Grande National Forest – near South Fork

Rio Grande National Forest is made up of 1.86 million acres in south-central Colorado. It’s one of the more secluded national forests.   It is located about 56 minutes from Saguache.

The Rio Grande River starts its long 1800 mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico here.  In the forest, you will explore a variety of ecosystems ranging from high elevation desert at 7600 feet above sea level to rocky crags at over 14,300 feet in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

There is so much open space here.  Snowmobiling is excellent around Wolf Creek Pass, as is the skiing. Camping can be found nestled throughout.  Click HERE for seasonal Information!  Visitors can enjoy:

Biking, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Picnicking, OHV, Scenic Drives, Winter Rec – Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing

La Garita Wilderness

129,626 acres size,  La Garita Wilderness is one of the less-visited areas of Colorado. It’s located within the Gunnison and Rio Grande national forests!  At 14,014 feet, the  Peak provides a gorgeous view for all hikers.  They can take in the sites of the Rio Grande and San Luis Valleys.

The La Garita Mountains are known for their topography. Did you know this was once the site of one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in Earth’s history???? The most famous site where one can see these volcanic geological formations is the Wheeler Geologic Area.

Probably the most famous site where one can see these volcanic geological formations is the Wheeler Geologic Area. It’s approximately 175 miles of trails for hikers.


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