Monte Vista Crane   Festival


Friday, March 8, 2019

7-9am Crane Sunrise Tour Expert-led bus tour to Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge to learn all about Sandhill Cranes. Bring warm clothes and water.  Restrooms available at two stops. Meet at Ski Hi Complex (F,T)

10 am - 4:30 pm -  Craft/Nature Fair
  • Free admission
  • Unique arts and crafts, over 200 vendors
  • Food
  • Hawks Aloft displays live hawks, owls, and falcons
  • Local representatives from public land agencies available to talk with people about the San Luis Valley’s wildlife and recreational opportunities

SOLD OUT 10am-1pm Sangre de Cristo Heritage Area Tour  Explore the cultural heritage of the San Luis Valley with a guided tour of the Sangre De Cristo National Heritage Area.  Meet at Ski Hi Complex (F,T)

Noon-3pm Colorado Farm Brewery Tour Take a bus ride to visit a local brewery, viewing cranes in farm fields along the way. You will learn about the brewing process and get to taste the results of the San Luis Valley’s newest brewery. Bring warm clothes and water.  Meet at Ski Hi Complex (F,T)

4-6pm Crane Sunset Tour  Expert-led bus tour to Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge to learn all about Sandhill Cranes. Bring warm clothes and water.  Restrooms available at two stops. Meet at Ski Hi Complex (F,T)

7:30-9:30pm Movie =  Turtle: The Incredible Journey. (G) Documentary: A female loggerhead turtle follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Vali 3 Theatre (D)

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