Home

Join us, March 9-11, 2018.

 Tour registration here

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).

Festival planning is a collaborative effort between The Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges (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 Craft/Nature Fair at 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


Facebook Posts

Monte Vista Crane Festival shared City of Monte Vista, CO's post.

Monte Vista, Colorado.
... See MoreSee Less

The Monte Vista Crane Festival is right around the corner. Tours are filling up fast. Join us March ...

2 days ago

Monte Vista, Colorado.

Monte Vista Crane Festival shared Wild World - Nature Photography by Deby Dixon's post.

Beautiful crane photos.
... See MoreSee Less

Peaceful Journey Four beautiful Sandhill cranes fly beneath graceful branches filled with dried lea...

2 weeks ago

Beautiful crane photos.

Monte Vista Crane Festival shared U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region's post.

Soon we will seeing cranes and heading their wonderful voices.
... See MoreSee Less

Get ready to celebrate! Today’s National Bird Day and 2018 is the #YearOfTheBird. Learn more from ...

2 weeks ago

Soon we will seeing cranes and heading their wonderful voices.

Monte Vista Crane Festival shared A glance at nature photography's post.

Happy Winter Solstice
... See MoreSee Less

early morning close up of a sandhill crane in flight. he looks a little surprised. www.500px.com/wh...

4 weeks ago

Happy Winter Solstice