Welcome to Crestone, a small and friendly town of
150 at the base of the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains and
overlooking the northern part of the San Luis Valley in South Central
people live within a few miles, and use the town’s facilities
for shopping, parks, recreation, and other events. The peace, quiet,
and pure mountain environment inspire many people to visit our area.
Two major trails into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains through the
Rio Grande National Forest begin just outside of town.
Crestone is ideal for family life. Here you know your neighbors,
you know where your children are, and you know they have access
to quality education. The award winning Crestone Charter School,
small classes and preschool at Moffat School, a satellite campus
of Colorado College, an active youth program, and a parents’
cooperative play group for toddlers and preschoolers enrich the
minds of all ages.
area is internationally known for alternative building, with hundreds
of sustainable homes in and near the town. About 30 spiritual centers
and the Great Sand Dunes National Park further south along the Sangre
de Cristo Mountains also provide religious, cultural and recreational
opportunities to residents and visitors.
Our History page describes Crestone’s
history with a walking tour. And Crestone
Today describes our annual festivals and activities with more
about alternate building.