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).
NEW Photography Contest January 12 – February 15: What do you love most about nature in the San Luis Valley? People’s choice award to be made during the festival. Learn more.
2017 Festival Details: All tours except the Friday Sunrise tour are full. The photography workshops are full, there is a link to a wait list on the registration page.
Sorry, we don’t do a wait list. You are welcome to come and stand in the “Standby” line and if there are cancelations, you might be loaded. The line is formed on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce at 719-852-2731. For media requests, contact email@example.com.
Festival planning is a collaborative effort between The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges (Friends), 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