The San Luis Valley is “Colorado Genuine” surrounded by majestic mountain ranges cradling the state’s most fertile valley at the headwaters of the historic Rio Grande, a spiritual center of indigenous populations enhanced by a rich Hispanic legacy. The region incorporates six counties including Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache, that today embraces a natural diversity of the essence of Colorado. The uniqueness of this high altitude, 8,000 square-mile region is an expansive sense of place that has abundant sunshine, open blue skies and vivid starlit nights. With its distinctive communities and supportive business environment, San Luis Valley is a journey with a destination for everyone. This alpine valley is a tranquil alternative to urban crowding promising to be a place that awakens your potential & sustains opportunity.