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Join us next year, March 9-11, 2018

What Makes the Monte Vista Crane Festival Unique? You can enjoy thousands of cranes, ducks, and geese flying against a backdrop of mountain scenery. Raptors will adorn the power poles and owls will be sitting with their young. And all events are free (donation requested to cover set-up/travel expenses)  except the photography workshop (Fee to cover set-up expenses, profits donated).

Thank you for a great 2017 Monte Vista Crane Festival.

Festival planning is a collaborative effort between The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges (www.slvrefuges.org), The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Monte Vista and is operated as a non-profit under the Friends’ 501(c)(3) non-profit status. A visit to the Monte Vista Crane Festival is an opportunity to see an amazing natural spectacle as well as experience a unique local community.

For more information about the festival contact the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce or call 719-852-2731

For more information about the cranes contact the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex Office: 719-589-4021


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