Nestled between the Sangre de Cristo mountain range to the east and the San Juan range to the west, Saguache County, pronounced Sa-watch, rises to an elevation of 7800 feet, with some peaks extending as high as 14,000 feet. While primarily a ranching community, Saguache County offer adventurers many opportunities to explore.
The name for Saguache, derived from the Ute word meaning “Water at the Blue Earth,” aptly describes the county. Despite its high elevation, the climate is surprisingly mild. During the winter months, the temperatures range from the mid-20s to high-50s, and the summer months range from about 60 to 80 degrees and are usually dry. The moderate climate encourages visitors to explore the vast beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Whether you’re looking for a vacation getaway for your outdoor adventures, or you plan on shedding the complications of city life and build an off-the-grid homestead, Saguache County will offer you a wealth of activities.
Outdoor Adventures in Saguache County
Anyone who loves the outdoors will find all the adventures they need in Saguache County. Here’s a list of things you can do when you visit.
Mountain biking – If you love to mountain bike, you need to get to Saguache. It has a lot of great back trails that lure mountain bikers from near and far. From the Penitente Canyon Recreation Area to the Continental Divide Trail, it would take years to explore all the mountain biking opportunities.
Horseback riding – Several ranches in Saguache offer day horseback riding trips. Of course, if you bought a property here, you could keep a horse and take horseback camping trips and explore miles of horse trails.
Hiking – There’s virtually no end to the hiking trails in Saguache County. Get out and explore a few!
Rock climbing – Saguache is a prime destination for the rock climber and mountaineer. Beautiful and wild, Saguache is home to many peaks that just beg to be conquered.
Hunting – With vast, open, and easily accessed land, Saguache County provides thousands of beautiful acres to hunt elk, deer, and other game.
Relaxing in Saguache County
After spending all that time outdoors in nature, find time to relax and put your feet up a little, too. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Saguache County has a little something for everyone. Here are a few things you should check out while you’re there.
Hot springs – Nothing beats soaking in a hot spring to relax after a busy day outdoors. Check out Saguache County’s many hot springs.
Crestone Brewing Co. – When the night turns chilly, sit by a warm fire with a cold micro-brew and listen to some live music at Crestone Brewing Co.
Spiritual retreats – With over 20 spiritual centers representing many of the world’s religions, Saguache County has the most spiritual centers per capita in all of North America. You’re sure to find something that appeals to you.
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Whether you want to visit or plan to say, let the experts at Generation Family Properties help. Our goal is to find a piece of land your family will enjoy for generations to come.
Contact us at 775-234-2058, and we will happily answer all your questions.