After a day of driving around San Luis Valley, this was a nice respite. There is a building with a bit of information and a very friendly and informative staff person. You can either take an audio tour or a walk (2 miles one way-out...更多
The refuge is set up to accommodate many visitors during the annual sandhill crane festival. Consequently there are plenty of parking areas but many of them are pretty boring if the cranes aren't present. During the rest of the year you will want to visit...更多
Visited just after a snow fall and went to the Visitor Centre for information, exhibit and film, explaining the geography, history and importance of such a place. Great place, very helpful staff and very knowledgeable as well. Lovely vistas and such a contrast with the...更多
I've wanted to go out to Monte Vista and see the crane migration for years, and we finally did this March. If you're into birds, it's a pretty cool experience. They weren't very close, but with decent binoculars or a powerful zoom lens, you can...更多
If you have the chance to see the Crane Festival in March, DON"T turn away. It's one of the most amazing things you'll see in your life. 20,000+ Sandhill Cranes partying in front of a breathtaking backdrop of mountains.
This was our first visit to this NWR, but it certainly won't be our last, What an amazing place tucked away in the middle of the San Luis Valley. We came to see the migration of the sandhill cranes -- spectacular!!