The Ultimate Colorado Adventure in the Mystic San Luis Valley
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When to Visit: The best time to visit is during late spring or fall since these are shoulder seasons. Plus, the attractions are less crowded, and the weather is more pleasant — enjoy warmer days but cooler nights. But don't forget, you are closer to the sun at 7,000 feet so wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.
20 Minute Drive: Get in your car and head 20 minutes southwest to La Veta for dinner.
Get on the Road: You're going to drive a little under an hour for your next activity to San Luis.
45 Minutes to Lunch: Get back in your car and get on the road to make your train in Antonito.
Dine at the Osier Dining Hall
Train Ride to Car Ride: After your magnificent train ride, drive up to Alamosa.
Try the Pie: You must have a slice of cherry pie — a la mode of course — before renting sand boards just outside the Great Sand Dunes National Park entrance.
Moffat Bound: Once you're done at the dunes, drive over to Moffat for the night.
Rest Time: After soaking yourself to prune-status, stay the night in the hotel or one of the yurts offered at Joyful Journey.
Breakfast is Served: Roll out of bed and into the dining room at Joyful Journey.
Wine Train: Board your Rio Grande Scenic Railroad train car at 6pm for a wine-pairing and meal.
Del Norte Drive: After visiting the nature of Alamosa, head over to Del Norte for more outdoor pursuits.
Stop for Lunch: Load up you bikes and get back on the road; lunch is a little under 20 minutes away in South Fork.
The Car Journey Continues: 20 more minutes in the car brings you to Creede for a show.