The T-Rex Express is the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's dinosaur dig train for kids of all ages! Hop on the train and get taken to a special dig site where kids to unearth real dinosaur fossils! Park Rangers from the Great Sand Dunes National Park will give a presentation about fossils and bones. The dig site features real mammoth bones. All kids get a bucket and a plastic shovel (and a few extra goodies) to aid in the dig. On the return ride kids enjoy cookies and on board music.
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