Antonito - South Central Colorado

Includes Conejos, Mogote

 

The southern San Luis Valley city of Antonito is rich in culture and history from the Ute Indians and the Spanish who called the valley home. Antonito lies between the Conejos and the San Antonio rivers at an elevation of 7,888' and is the gateway to the beautiful, 40-mile Conejos River Canyon where outdoor enthusiasts can fish, hunt and hike. The upper Conejos River offers excellent trout fishing and the lower part is good for rainbows, browns and the occasional northern pike. The Platoro Reservoir has wonderful fishing for browns, rainbows and some kokanee soon after the spring thaw and is stocked with rainbow trout in the summer. No matter the river or lake, fishermen will always have something biting their line in Conejos River Canyon area.

Antonito was once the "mainline" of the infant Denver and Rio Grande railroads. Today, Antonito is the main station for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - the highest and longest narrow-gauge railroad in the North American continent - an authentic railroad trip to Chama, New Mexico, that brings Colorado history to the present day.

Cumbres and Toltec Train, Antonito, Colorado Vacation Directory
Pictured: The Cumbres and Toltec Train which travels between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico.
 

Nearby the town of Conejos boasts the oldest church in Colorado, Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church. The Rio Grand National Forest offers rolling hills, river canyons, and thick pine and aspen forests to explore.

It's been over 50 years since passengers have traveled this historic pass over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between the towns of Alamosa, Antonito and La Veta. Steep grades and cliff-hanging curves await you. Once the rail hub of the region, Alamosa is the departure point for Colorado's newest scenic railroad!

Antonito is near: Alamosa, Platoro & Chama, NM

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Premium Antonito Businesses

Conejos County Tourism  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
The San Luis Valley is Colorado's southern playground. Your family will have fun watching wildlife, experiencing the outdoor, discovering our heritage. Year-round adventures await you in Conejos County!

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Mogote Meadow Cabins & RV Park  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Modern cabins, spacious camp-sites, green lawns & shade trees on 7 acres. 5 miles west of Antonito in the scenic Conejos Canyon, within 30 minutes of many trout fishing destinations. Pets Allowed.

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Featured Antonito Businesses

Conejos Canyon River Ranch  link to Colorado vacation
The Conejos River runs thru this 1905 ranch is west of Antonito. Cabins with kitchens. Lodge rooms with breakfast. Old-fashioned hospitality in Colorado's southern mountains. Horses and Pets Welcome.

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Conejos County Tourism  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
The San Luis Valley is Colorado's southern playground. Your family will have fun watching wildlife, experiencing the outdoor, discovering our heritage. Year-round adventures await you in Conejos County!

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Conejos Hunting Fishing Cabin offered by D'elegante Vacation Rentals  Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
Secluded modern cabin with the feel of a hunting and fishing lodge near Antonito. Explore Rio Grande National Forest. Fish the Conejos River. The master bedroom has a jetted soaking tub. Fireplace, WI-FI.

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Conejos River Anglers & Cabins  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Southern Colorado's Premier Fly Fishing Destination: Fish our private section of Conejos River with a professional guide or by yourself. 5 miles west of Antonito. 2-bedroom cabins with full kitchen and WI-FI.

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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad  link to Colorado vacation
America's Highest & Longest Narrow Gauge Railroad explores 64 miles of wild & rugged territory along the Colorado/New Mexico border, traveling through tunnels, over trestles & deep into 2 National Forests.

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Mogote Meadow Cabins & RV Park  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Modern cabins, spacious camp-sites, green lawns & shade trees on 7 acres. 5 miles west of Antonito in the scenic Conejos Canyon, within 30 minutes of many trout fishing destinations. Pets Allowed.

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Narrow Gauge RR Inn & RV Park  link to Colorado vacation
Train riders, hunters & fishermen welcome! In Antonito, CO a short walk to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot. WE SELL TICKETS! Motel rooms & RV park with full hookups. WI-FI Free.

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Rio Chama RV Park  Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Watch the TRAIN as it steams over the bridge by our campground. BIG RIGS welcome: 60 foot drive-thru sites! Camp in shade along the Chama River in Chama, New Mexico along scenic Highway 17. WI-FI!

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Twin Rivers Cabins and RV Park  link to Colorado vacation
5 miles West of Antonito and the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad depot along the Conejos River. Small, medium, and large mountain cabins. 12-acre meadow for RVs & tents. Great for small family reunions!

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For more travel information contact:

Antonito Activities and Maps

Scenic Byways:
Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Snowmobiling:
Cumbres Pass Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
San Luis Valley Area Map


 
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