Recreation in the SLV
Welcome to the historical Fort Garland in the forgotten wilds of Colorado. This quaint town was established in 1858 to ‘protect’ settlers, miners, bullwhackers and mule teams crossing into the San Luis Valley via the Santa Fe Trail.
Now, Fort Garland is home to just over 450 welcoming residents. During your stay, make sure to visit some of the delicious local restaurants around town. Also, we are home to many historic places such as the oldest standing forts from the Great Western Expansion and the White Mountain Trading Post. The Stations of the Cross is also a popular destination in neighboring San Luis.
We are now renting Sand Boards and Sleds for use at The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Don't forget to stop by and check out Zapata Falls on your way into the park.
The San Luis Valley is a magnficent place to star gaze or bird watching especially during the migration of the Sandhill Cranes.
Are you here to hunt or fish? Well, you came to the right place! With over 8,000 head of elk, countless deer, bear, fox, eagles, lynx, mountain lion, moose, and Mexican gray wolf. We have three reserviors located close by as well as streams and the Rio Grande river. You're destined to have a successful stay.