What’s Going On In Saguache Colorado?
What’s Happening in Saguache County, CO?
Saguache County is the seventh most extensive of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado. The county seat is the town of Saguache. The county population was 5,917 at US Census 2000.
The county is well-known for its majestic views of the Sangre de Cristo range to the east, it’s ranching history and closeness to the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Saguache is the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley (the world’s largest agricultural alpine valley) in South Central Colorado. It sits at an elevation of 7,800 feet, surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo mountain range on the east and the San Juan range on the west. Many of the peaks are 14,000 feet, a great challenge to climbers.
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Major cities and towns:
Bonanza, Center, Crestone, Moffat, Saguache, Villa Grove
Climate in summer is ideal, with days 70 to 75 degrees. Evenings and nights are always cool. Humidity is very low. Winters can be severe, but seldom are.
Hunting, Climbing, Hiking, Fishing, Mountain biking.
As of the census of 2000, there were 578 people, 262 households, and 160 families residing in the town
National wilderness are:
- Great Sand Dunes Wilderness
- La Garita Wilderness
- Sangre de Cristo Wilderness