Colorado Experience: The San Luis Valley

About This Episode


Nestled between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the scenic San Luis Valley holds a rich history for South-Central Colorado. Travel to San Luis, founded in 1851. Step inside the Valley's beautifully preserved 19th Century churches. Explore the agricultural legacies from La Vega, an expansive communal pasture land, to The People's Ditch, a canal that holds the earliest water rights in the state.

Colorado Experience is is a television series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado. It is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado.