Two outstanding trails into the high Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area begin in Crestone’s backyard, also providing access to two fourteeners (Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point).

For information about hiking on the west side of the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area contact the Saguache Ranger District across the valley in Saguache (pronounced 'Sah-watch').

Spiritual Retreats & Classes

For the most part, it takes extensive advance planning to make a spiritual retreat or stay in Crestone, but a wide spectrum of faiths offer dormitory accommodations and seminars for visitors. Many of the spiritual centers also have drop-in classes, and prayer and meditation services.