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Acequia and San Antonio by Julie Gallegos

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Conejos Backcountry by Marilyn Loser

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Cumbres Toltec Railroad by Cheryl Fountain

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Fall Cattle Drive by John Whitted

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Conejos County Mural by Cheryl Fountain


Are you looking for a bit of the REAL west? Conejos County Colorado has it. If you’re looking for resorts, high traffic, upscale shopping and lots of people — we’ll have to point you somewhere else.

Conejos County is one of the last authentic frontiers in Colorado. We offer vast expanses of range land, mountains and forests; more water than you could fish in a summer; and a few small towns full of friendly locals. Stay and play in one of our friendly lodgings.

Every way you turn you’ll see incredible scenic vistas. We have plenty of wildlife and a rich cultural heritage. Find a healthy dose of solitude if that’s what you’re looking for!

Conejos County Colorado is a land of contrasts. It is located in the great San Luis Valley, a broad high mountain desert valley, in South Central Colorado where the average elevation is 7700 feet. Conejos County is situated in the southern part of the valley with the Rio Grande National Forest to the west and the Rio Grande (River) to the east. New Mexico boarders our southern boundary and to the north, Alamosa and Rio Grande counties offer urban activities.
The eastern part of the county is an open expanse of valley floor peppered with both farmlands and high desert terrain. The western part of the county is a gradual progression from rolling hills (mogotes) to towering mountains that reach altitudes of 13,000 feet. Only about 34% of Conejos County is privately owned and the other 66% is public land overseen by the National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Colorado State lands.

This is a place we call home. And we invite you to come and refresh yourself in our backyard. There’s enough beauty to go around. As we say in Colorado, “We’ll treat you like neighbors if you’ll treat us like home.”