Monte Vista is located in South Central Colorado near the center of the San Luis Valley, which is the first in a series of basins along the Rio Grande. (Great River of the North). Monte Vista is the largest city in Rio Grande County and is at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 160 and 285.
Spanish for Mountain View, is a historic, lively city located in the heart of the San Luis Valley. In every direction you are surrounded by some of Colorado’s magnificent 14,000 ft. peaks. Throughout the year visitors can see historic buildings and homes and participate in one of a kind events like the annual Crane Festival in March, and Colorado’s Oldest Professional Rodeo in July. For a step back in time, spend an evening with the family at the Star Drive-In. Movies are played throughout the summer on two giant screens!