Suncrest Orchard, Alpacas and Fiber Mill

Top choice in Southwest Colorado

If cute were currency, Mike and Cindy McDermott would be sitting on a gold mine with their combination Alpaca and lavender farm. While Mike patiently explains the fiber processing, kids stand agape before the inquisitive beasts. You can also sample alpaca trekking. The on-site store, with its selection of natural yarns, hats and stuffed bears, has one-of-a-kind gifts.

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