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Crestone is a small town nestled at the base of Kit Carson Mountain on the east edge of the San Luis Valley, about 50 miles northeast of Alamosa on Highway 17. The town's population is less than 100, but there are approximately 1,000 permanent residents in the surrounding area. Crestone is most well known for its' many spiritual centers and retreats. This picturesque small town began as a mining town and has now become a spiritual Mecca for world religions. It accommodates a Hindu temple, a Zen Center, a coed Carmelite monastery and several Tibetan centers. The town also offers a few restaurants and stores, a coffee shop, art galleries and an organic food store, and since quite a few bodywork specialists live in town, it's a great place to get a massage. The nearby 14,000-foot Crestone Peak and Crestone Needle are two of the most beautiful mountains in Colorado. Outdoor recreation in the area includes hiking, horseback riding, golf, fishing, bird and wildlife watching. The town is host to the Annual Crestone Music Festival, a multi-genre, multi-cultural event that features local, regional, national and international performers along with international cuisine, arts and activities for both adults and children.

Surrounding areas: Westcliffe, Colorado (15.9 mi), Monte Vista, Colorado (37.8 mi), Beulah, Colorado (39.1 mi)

Crestone Vacation Rentals

Crestone Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lazy J Resort & Rafting Company Inc16373 Hwy 50Coaldale, CO25.7 mi.(800) 678-4274

Crestone Weather & Climate

South-central is a complex mix of mountains and desert. Since Colorado is a mid-latitude interior continental state, and has the highest elevations in the United States, weather can change dramatically from place to place. The state has one of the most complex climates in the nation. Southern Colorado is not always warmer than the northern part of the state, due to the elevation. Generally, the mountainous areas are cooler and wetter than lower elevations. Winters are cold and snowy, and summers are warm with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Nights anytime of the year can be crisp in Colorado. Humidity is usually not a problem. Southern Colorado receives 300 days of sunshine per year. So, although there is plenty of snow in the wintertime, except at the highest elevations, it usually melts by mid-day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 8°F 0.64 in. -
February 41°F 14°F 0.37 in. -
March 49°F 21°F 0.93 in. -
April 59°F 27°F 1.00 in. -
May 68°F 36°F 1.09 in. -
June 79°F 44°F 0.86 in. -
July 83°F 49°F 2.44 in. -
August 80°F 48°F 2.03 in. -
September 73°F 41°F 1.25 in. -
October 62°F 31°F 1.03 in. -
November 46°F 20°F 0.75 in. -
December 37°F 10°F 0.53 in. -

Crestone Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Silver West airport (C08) located about 17 miles east of Crestone in Westcliffe, Colorado, the Leach airport (1V8) located approximately 23 miles southwest of Crestone in Center, Colorado, San Luis Valley Regional Bergman Field (ALS) located roughly 39 miles south of Crestone in Alamosa, Colorado, Harriet Alexander Field (0V2) located around 41 miles northwest of Crestone in Salida, Colorado, the Central Colorado Regional airport (7V1) located about 60 miles northwest of Crestone in Buena Vista, Colorado, and finally the Pueblo Memorial airport (PUB) located approximately 68 miles east of Crestone in Pueblo, Colorado.

Crestone Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO73.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Los Cumbres Golf CourseCrestoneCO 
St Andrews at WestcliffeWestcliffeCO16.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Red River Ski AreaRed RiverNM90.5 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO92.2 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO92.4 mi.
AspenAspenCO102.3 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO102.3 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO102.3 mi.
TiehackAspenCO102.3 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO104.2 mi.
Angel FireAngel FireNM113.1 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO115.1 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO118.1 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO119.2 mi.
VailVailCO119.2 mi.
Monarch Art GalleryVictorCO57.9 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO61.9 mi.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO74.9 mi.

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