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Alamosa County

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 16:36, last changed on 09/26/2017 - 01:07

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Alamosa County, named for the Spanish word for “cottonwood grove,” is located in the high San Luis Valley of south central Colorado. At 7,544 feet, the valley is bordered by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west. Alamosa County encompasses 723 square...

Costilla County

Added by yongli on 06/27/2016 - 14:45, last changed on 09/02/2017 - 01:07
Costilla County lies in south-central Colorado within the San Luis Valley . It covers nearly 1,227 square miles and ranges in elevation from 8,400 to 10,300 feet. Costilla County borders Conejos County to the west, Alamosa County to the northwest, Huerfano County to the northeast, Las Animas County...

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 16:17, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 01:07
The Great Sand Dunes sprawl along the eastern fringes of the vast San Luis Valley of south central Colorado, covering an area of nearly thirty square miles. They are the tallest aeolian (wind-produced) dunes in North America, heaping mounds of sand that tower more than 700 feet above the valley...

Huerfano County

Added by yongli on 01/31/2017 - 12:36, last changed on 09/06/2017 - 01:07
Huerfano County, named for the Spanish word for “orphan,” covers 1,750 square miles in south central Colorado, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and south of the Wet Mountain Valley . The southern part of Huerfano County is part of the Raton Basin, a geological formation that has produced...

Saguache County

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 14:08, last changed on 09/06/2017 - 01:07
Known as the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley , Saguache County covers 3,168 miles between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges in southern Colorado. The word Saguache , pronounced “Sa-watch,” is derived from the Ute language and means “blue-green Earth”—a reference to the...
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