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  • MONTE VISTA CRANE FESTIVAL - March 11-13, 2016

    Every year, like clockwork, nearly 20,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Colorado’s scenic San Luis Valley for a six ­week stopover to rest and refuel before continuing their northward migration. To celebrate the cranes’ return the Friends of the San Luis Valley NWR complex, the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce and the town of Monte Vista hosts the Monte Vista Crane Festival. Please see the link below to explore all you can do during the Crane Festival.

    Monte Vista Crane Festival

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016
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