Del Norte - South Central Colorado
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.
Featured Del Norte Businesses
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.
A 'Lavish Lady' of the old west Est in 1874 in Del Norte this landmark luxury hotel offers Colorado adventure with exceptional hospitality, service and comfort! Bistro BARbara has a locally driven menu.
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!
For more travel information contact:
Del Norte Activities and Maps
Jeep & 4WD:
South Fork Jeeping & ATV Trails
Rio Grande Area Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-
Local Area Maps:
San Luis Valley Area Map