The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad has teamed with the San Luis Central Railroad so you can join the party with a once every hundred years opportunity!The SLC was incorporated back in 1913 to haul sugar beets and last serviced passengers back in 1937. Because the SLC usually only operates freight, this trip offers guests a unique opportunity to travel the SLC tracks to Center in luxury passenger cars.To celebrate the RGSR will be repainting our steam engine the SLRG #18 as the SLC #1 and run a roundtrip steam train from Alamosa to Monte Vista to Center, CO. The day’s festivities will include speakers, the driving of a golden spike in Center, and photo run-bys between Center and Monte Vista.
Monte Vista Crane Festival For the past 2,000 years, the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge has witnessed the migration of thousands of sandhill cranes. This year the 31st Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will be March 7-9, and will be educational as well as fun. They will have an arts & crafts fair, bus tours, and educational lectures at the Middle School by biologists & wildlife experts