Del Norte - South Central Colorado

Includes Monte Vista


One of Colorado's first cities, Del Norte has been around since 1860 and it's not hard to see why. The town still offers the same beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities that first drew Native Americans and later Spaniards to the region.

Known as "The Gateway to the San Juans", Del Norte has both cultural and recreational opportunities year round. Visitors can fish in the Rio Grande River during the summer or head over to Wolf Creek Ski Area for some deep powder skiing and boarding in the winter. Travelers can also enjoy hiking and ATV trails in the summer or snowshoe and snowmobile in the winter.

Bird watchers should be sure to visit the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge and The Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge; both are popular stopping places during spring and fall migrations for Sand Hill cranes, ducks, Canadian geese, and occasionally the endangered Whooping crane.

Downtown Del Norte offers plenty of shopping and dining for a unique Colorado experience.

Del Norte is also close to the silver thread scenic byway. Just miles away is the Great Sand Dunes National Park, offering 30 square miles of natural sand dunes towering up to 750 feet high.

Del Norte is near: Alamosa Area & South Fork

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Featured Del Norte Businesses

Monte Villa Historic Inn  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
In Monte Vista walk to galleries and antique shops. This historic hotel was renovated in May 2012. The rooms feel more like a beautiful Inn: comfortable boutique style with antique furniture. FREE WI-FI.


Woods & River RV Park & Campground  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
In Del Norte between South Fork and Alamosa. Friendly and quiet, BIG RIGS welcome - full hookup sites are 50 feet pull-thrus with room for double slideouts. Trout Fishing on the Rio Grande River right here!

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts ATVing and Offroading 

For more travel information contact:

Del Norte Activities and Maps

Rio Grande Area Fishing Map -UPDATED-

Jeep & 4WD:
South Fork Jeeping & ATV Trails
Upper San Luis Valley Jeeping & ATV Trails - NEW -

Rio Grande Area Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-

Local Area Maps:
San Luis Valley Area Map

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