Youth Walking Tours begin June 3


ALAMOSA — Caminos del Valle is a signature project of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA). This project recruited and trained four youth between the ages of 16-18 representing Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla counties.

They were trained in group leadership roles in neighborhoods and public lands, cultural and historical nature of the SdCNHA, land and water conservation, nature-based education, walk facilitation, cultures, landscape, and tradition. Along with learning the local history, the youth were also trained in first-aid and CPR, public speaking, and self-defense.

Youth will lead and assist their cohorts in walking tour events which are free to the public. Participants of these walking tours will explore history, culture, landscapes, and traditions, which youth have learned from local historians.

Walking Tour Schedule

  • June 3 — Walk of San Luis/Japanese Tour — 2-5 p.m. Meet at the Sangre de Crista Catholic Church, 511 S. Church Place, San Luis.
  • June 10 — Antonito/Jack Dempsey Tour — 2-5 p.m. Meet at Warshauer Mansion, 515 River St., Antonito. Drive to Jack Dempsey Museum after the tour.
  • June 17 — Historic Alamosa Tour — 2-5 p.m. Meet at Blue Peaks Developmental Service Office, 703 Fourth St., Alamosa.

For more information on Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, visit