Witness thousands of cranes, ducks and geese fly sky high in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Every March these magnificent birds migrate to the San Luis Valley in time for the Monte Vista Crane Festival.
The Monte Vista Crane Festival is held from Friday to Sunday, March 11th to 13th, 2022 in the San Luis Valley. Festival-goers enjoy a range of activities, including photography workshops, sandhill crane tours, guest speakers, and guided visits to local parks and canyons. Events at the Monte Vista Crane Festival take place at a number of locations around the San Luis Valley.
Festival Event Schedule
This year’s keynote speakers are TBD. The presentation is held Saturday at 7:30 pm at Vali 3 Theatre in Monte Vista. There’s a Craft & Nature Fair held over three days in the town’s Ski Hi Building. The dates and events listed are subject to change. The bulk of the wildlife viewings is held at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, just south of Monte Vista, CO.
Monte Vista Accommodations
Address: MV National Wildlife Refuge, 6120 CO-15, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Date: Friday – Sunday | March 11-13, 2022