Town of Crestone Colorado
Town of Crestone Colorado

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 Colorado.

View of Crestone and the San Luis Valley from South Crestone Trail. Photo by Thomas Cleary.1500 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.

Photo of children's face painting, Crestone Music FestivalThis 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.

Photo of 4th of July, Music and Vendors in Artisans' Park

Photos not otherwise credited are by the Crestone Eagle, Janet Woodman, A Rae, and Seth Billingham.
Town logo by Janet Woodman ~ Web design by Beth Danica