Attractions in Saguache


Always Azul Pottery – We aim to create lifelong customers by selling the best products at the best prices as well as offering a pottery retreat in a friendly, fun atmosphere. We are constantly adding new products and new lines of products with extra features, so come back. 34091 Hwy 285, POB 55, Villa Grove, CO 81155  •  719-655-0101  •



Crestone Artisans  – An eclectic mix of wall art, photography, hand woven fabrics, whimsical and high end woodwork, furniture, organic sculpture, jewelry and glass work.  


Located at the corner of Cottonwood & Galena, Crestone, CO.  719-298-3003  •  Summer Gallery Hours: Sun – Thurs, 10am – 5pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 6pm  •


Joyful Journey

Welcome to Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa, located in the northern gateway to the beautiful San Luis Valley. We invite you to join us at our peaceful spa for a relaxing retreat. Enlighten your senses with our rejuvenating waters, relaxing massage therapies and magnificent views of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range.

Joyful Journey offers a variety of accommodations, ranging from our gorgeous hotel rooms with private bathrooms and aspen-wood furniture, to our native tipis, RV and camp sites, or our yurts – the round canvas buildings.

28640 County Road 58EE, Moffat, Colorado 81143 – (719) 256-4328 –


Karma Thegsum Tashi Gomang – was founded by His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. In this remote area of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, H.H. foresaw a place where the Tibetan culture could survive. He envisioned a monastery, retreat center, Tibetan medical center, and a village where several hundred lay people could reside. We are dedicated to making his and now the XVII Gyalwa Karmapa’s visions a reality. POB 39 Crestone, CO 81131  •  970-308-7534  •


Saguache Area 14’ers: (Peaks above 14,000′ elevation)
Kit Carson Peak, Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle and Challenger Point.
For more information regarding these peaks and access visit

Photo by: Adam Ginsburg, Crestone Peak seen from Kit Carson


The Historic Ute Theatre & Cultural Arts Center – has been in operation since 1929. It seats over 150 people and is open from 4/25/15 through the Superbowl in February of 2016. The theatre hosts 3 productions by The Ute Repretory Theatre Company, and several productions by touring troupes. Live Music is hosted once a month, and top run movies twice a month. Our goal is to provide quality entertainment every weekend throughout our season.  The theatre is also available for lease for parties, and more. During Football Season we provide patrons with the amazing opportunity to watch the games on the BIG SCREEN.  Just 45 minutes from Alamosa & Salida, and less from Del Norte & Crestone, 1 hour from Southfork. Some upcoming events…Andrews Sister Tribute Band, Live Theatre Musical, “Opening Night”, Children’s Theatre Camp, Old Tyme Radio Theatre, National Recording Star Scott Helmer on Tour, 7th Annual Melodrama, John Denver Tribute Band, Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Christmas Theatre Production.  410 4th Street Saguache, CO 81149 • (970) 596-4521 • 


Guard Station Cabins — Saguache Public Lands manages six campgrounds on the Forest and one on the BLM. Reservations are not available for these campgrounds. Please note there is a 14 day stay limit on SLV Public Lands. Saguache Public Lands also have cabin rentals. These primitive cabins are refurbished Guard Stations that were built in the early 1900s. Cabins are available for reservation; at click the links in each of the listings below , or visit, or by phone 1-877-444-6777.

Brewery Creek Guard Station:  About 15 miles west of Villa Grove. Bunks 9 people. $50.00 per night.

Carnero Guard Station: 27 miles southwest of Saguache, or 12 miles northwest of La Garita. Bunks 12 people. $50.00 per night.

Stone Cellar Guard Station: 56 miles southwest of Saguache located in Saguache Park. Bunks 10 people. $50.00 per night.

Upper Crossing Guard Station: 8 miles west of Saguache, Bunks 8 people and has more amenities, such as running water and electricity. $75.00 per night. Cabins are Pack It In – Pack It Out and must be cleaned before you leave. Call the Saguache office 719-655-2547 for more information.


Running Rivers – Our mission is to facilitate the connection of people with healthy freshwater ecosystems through novel recreational events, educational activities and on-the-ground projects such as:  The Rocky Mountain Flyathlon®

The Flyathlon is a new multi-sport event that integrates three activities that are currently surging in popularity in the Western U.S.; trailrunning, fly fishing, and craft beer. Simply put, many of the best and most beautiful places to fish are way back in the woods, and the quickest way to get back to these remote places to maximize fishing time is to trail run. And once you have run back from that mountain lake or stream, all of that effort is rewarded with high quality, local craft beer. Run. Fish. Beer.   1160 Denver St, Denver, CO 80206    (720) 217-4120


The Saguache Crescent Linotype Newspaper

316 4thSt, Saguache


Saguache County Museum Our museum is listed as a National Historic Site.  We have 8 rooms, an original jail, a blacksmith shop, various outside exhibits as well as inside exhibits.  We have a gift shop with a fabulous assortments of books for sale, guided tours, deep-rock water, and clean restrooms.  Our Indian-Spanish room has items dating back to paleo times, and our other rooms are equally informational and educational; and enjoyable. Stop and see us. 

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  • Address: Hwy 285, Saguache, CO 81149

Saguache County Tourism

Inviting all people to come experience the highest alpine valley in the world, framed by the majestic San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges.

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San Juan Catholic Spiritual Center

A unique 10-acre site, owned by the Diocese of Pueblo, offers a historical view of cultural traditions and a Catholic way of life brought from old Spain by the first Hispano settlers who traveled to the Spanish northern frontier from New Mexico.

As a visitor, you can trace the path of the Hispano settlers when you see St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Iglesia de San Juan Bautista); as you pause at the site of the ruins of the old convento, now a monument dedicated to San Juan Bautista (Casa de Cura/Convento); as you wander through the rows of graves in the Carnero Creek Cemetery (Cemetario del Carnero) you can see family inscriptions and old gravesite markers; and finally, as you look upon a recent addition to the Center, a Rosary Walk dedicated to Saint John Paul II.

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  • Address: From Highway 285, turn west on County Road G and travel about 5 miles.  After passing the La Garita Trading Post, turn right on Road 41.2 and travel about .25 miles.