Great Sand Dunes National Park- is only 45 minutes away on Highway 160 North.
Wolf Creek Ski Area- only 45 minutes on South Highway 160.
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad- begins in Alamosa, only 17 miles from Monte Vista, and ends in La Veta.
Rafting attractions- located just one hour on Highway 285 West.
The Alligator Farm- in Alamosa only 20 miles away.
Cumbres Toltec- travels from Antonito to Chama, New Mexico, only 30 miles away.
Visit Creede- and watch a show at the Creede Theater or go to the Underground Mining Museum and take a Mining Tour.
Penitente Canyon- only 15 miles from Monte Vista offers the best rock climbing areas around.
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool- hot springs swimming pool open year round, 45 minutes from Monte Vista in Hooper Colorado.
Great fishing- on the Rio Grande River.