Crane Festival

The call of a Sandhill Crane heralds that spring is near in the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado. Every March, the entire population of Greater Sandhill Cranes, between 18,000-20,000 birds, stop for more than two months to load up on fuel on their way to their breeding grounds further north.

Come join us to celebrate this amazing wildlife spectacle the 2nd weekend in March! Watch flocks of dancing Sandhills in the fields just east of the town of Monte Vista. Take a sunrise or sunset bus tour, along with a knowledgeable guide, to view the spectacle up close and personal.
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