What Makes the Monte Vista Crane Festival Unique? You can enjoy thousands of Sandhill Cranes, ducks, and geese flying against a backdrop of mountain scenery. Raptors will adorn the power poles and owls will be sitting with their young.
Festival planning is a collaborative effort between The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges, U.S Fish and Wildlife Services - The San Luis Valley Refuge Complex and The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce, City of Monte Vista and is operated as a non-profit under the Friends’ 501(c)(3) non-profit status. A visit to the Monte Vista Crane Festival is an opportunity to see an amazing natural spectacle as well as experience a unique local community.