Photo – Ben Knight

from West of 105 digital magazine, 2018 Autumn Issue
page 20 & 21

The Arkansas and San Luis Valleys are hot spots for recreation thanks to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Alamosa, the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, and the Collegiate Range which has the highest concentration of 14ers in the country (read more about taking in the splendor of the mountains in our scenic byway feature on page 30). Then there is Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, one of the most popular places for rafting in the entire US. But the area is perhaps most appealing to mountain bikers as the area has trails galore.

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