Things to do in the Area

The San Luis Valley is a popular destination and home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, just to name one of many attractions. Here are some places we recommend on your trip here:

White Mountain Trading Post

50 miles east of HPDI

Free living history museum and gift shop in Fort Garland, Colorado

Free self-guided tours, Native American artwork, and more!

Historical Sites around the valley

Journey by train down the historical tracks dating back to 1878 with the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

Visit historical landmarks, ghost towns, old buildings, and even wagon ruts worn into the rocks from the 1800’s

Visit Pike’s Stockade, the oldest church in Colorado, and the oldest town in Colorado

Great sand dunes national park & zapata falls

55 miles northeast of HPDI

The tallest dunes in North America

Hike the Zapata Falls trail!

Terrace reservoir

13 miles west of HPDI

Fish, hike, and explore this reservoir in the Alamosa Canyon

Pagosa hot springs

86 miles west of HPDI

World’s deepest, natural hot springs

Wheeler geological area – national monument

70 miles west of HPDI

Hike or four-wheel drive in to see these incredible rock formations in the remote area of the La Garita Wilderness

Creede, colorado

65 miles west of HPDI

Visit an old mining town and take a tour through their underground mining museum

Taos, New MExico

92 miles south of HPDI

World’s oldest, most continually lived in apartment complex

Home of the Taos Pueblo Native Americans

Monte Vista National wildlife refuge

7 miles north of HPDI

See the largest Sandhill Crane migration right here every spring and fall!

Admire some of the wildlife coming from the San Juan Mountains