Museums of Southern Colorado
The San Luis Valley Museum Association (www.museumtrail.org) has 23 museum members that include the six counties of the San Luis Valley (Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache, Alamosa, Costilla, and Conejos) as well as our neighbors in Hinsdale and Huerfano counties. The Association also has a couple of non-traditional museum members through the La Vereda del Norte Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail that we call our “outdoor museum” and in the Denver and Rio Grande Engine No. 169 that sits majestically by Cole Park in Alamosa. The Association also supports, promotes and highlights our 3 scenic byways - the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway, the Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway and the Highway of Legends Scenic and Historic Byway. The Valley also includes, as mentioned, the Old Spanish National Historic Trail, and the Pike National Historic Trail , and two scenic railroad for you to enjoy - the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. We hope to you enjoy all the history, heritage, culture, and stunning scenery Southern Colorado has to offer.