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Things to do in the San Luis Valley, Colorado.

Page 20 Summer in the San Luis Valley 2019

Conejos River

with booths, crafts, kids’ crafts and live entertainment

beginning at 9 a.m., parade at 10 a.m. coloring contest

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and pool tournament from 11:30 a.m. to

4 p.m. Jack’s Market hosts breakfast from 7-9 a.m., and

a 5K run/walk will start at the grade school at 7:30 a.m.

Contact: Sylvia Montano, 580-5828 about donations and

booths; Larry Zaragoza at 580-2032 about the 5K, parade

and general information; and Julie Zaragoza at 580-7248

about donations.

45 FISH IN THE CONEJOS RIVER — The Conejos

Rivers offers excellent fly-fishing for rainbow and brown

trout. Colorado Highway 17 provides over 25 miles of easy

access to the river, and then follow Forest Service Road 250

along the river toward Platoro Reservoir for another 25 miles.

Plenty of accommodations are available along the route from

Antonito to Platoro.

46 TRUJILLO MEADOWS RESERVOIR — Near the

summit of Cumbres Pass, only a few miles from the New

Mexico border is coldwater Trujillo Meadows Reservoir.

Besides fishing in high altitude scenery, there is camping

and abundant wildlife.

File photo

47 CONEJOS CANYON — Conejos Canyon features

some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Colorado.

A drive on Colorado 17 takes visitors along the Conejos

River and to Forest Service Road 250, which continues up

to the river to the old mining town of Platoro and Platoro

Reservoir. Outstanding opportunities exist for all kinds of

outdoor activities.

48 LA JARA RESERVOIR — Part of Colorado’s three

million acres of State Trust Lands, La Jara Reservoir

is open year-round for fishing. The reservoir is about

35 miles west of La Jara on Colorado 15 and USFS

Road 240.

49 HOT CREEK STATE WILDLIFE AREA —

About 25 miles south of Monte Vista on Colorado 15,

the west five miles is the Hot Creek State Wildlife

Area. Recreational activities include cold-water

stream fishing, hunting, and wildlife observation.

50 CONEJOS MUSEUM — Located in Antonito,

the museum features the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic

Railroad, Silo Park and the 1913 Warshauer Mansion.

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