Directions to Crestone, CO.

Getting To Crestone, CO

Airports
The nearest regional airport is Alamosa, which is about 1 hour south of Crestone. You will need to get a ride from Alamosa to Crestone.

There are also airports in Colorado Springs (3 hours), Denver (4 hours) and Albuquerque (5 hours). There is a daily bus service between Denver and Alamosa, which stops in Moffat. We can arrange a ride for you from Moffat to Crestone (25 minutes).

Car Rentals at Alamosa Airport
1) Budget Car Rental: (719) 589-0103
2) L & M Automobile Rental: (719) 589-4651

Daily Bus Service: Denver-Moffat-Alamosa
Arrow/Black Hills Stage Lines: call (877) 779-2999 or purchase tickets online.

Denver at 1:40 pm > Moffat at 6 pm
Moffat at 7:00 am > Denver at 11:15 am

Flying ⊕

Most people fly into Denver International Airport (DEN), which is a 4-1/4 hour drive from Crestone. You can also fly into Alamosa County Airport (ALS), which is a 1-hour drive to Crestone.

People also choose to fly into Albuquerque, NM, a 5-hour drive to the south from Crestone. Twin Hearts Express (575) 751-1201) offers service from Albuquerque airport to Alamosa.

Denver flights tend be less expensive and involve fewer connections.

Bus Service

Black Hills Stage Lines (phone: 402-371-3850) runs a bus that travels daily from Denver to Moffat.  We can arrange for someone to meet you at the bus stop in Moffat and drive you the remaining 20 minutes to The Singing Stone.

The Black Hills Stage Line departs from the Denver Greyhound bus station at approximately 1:45 pm and arrives in Moffat just after 6:00 pm, and the fare is $35.00 Tickets can be booked here: http://www.blackhillsstagelines.com/default.asp.

If you are flying in to DEN prior to taking the bus, you will need to plan your flight arrival to allow enough travel time to arrive at the bus station before 1:45 pm.  We recommend arriving at DEN by 11:00 a.m. Denver city buses will take you to the bus station from DEN.  The AF bus route can take you from the airport to the Denver bus station. The AF bus leaves once an hour. For schedule information go to Denver RTD at http://www.rtd-denver.com. The fare is $9 and is payable by cash as you board the bus. You must have exact change.

For the return trip from Crestone back to Denver, We will give you a ride to the Moffat bus stop. The bus leaves daily from Moffat at approximately 6:30 a.m. and arrives in Denver at 11:15 a.m.  From the Denver bus station, the AF bus will take you back to DIA (please see bus schedule link above). Plan your flight’s departure time to allow for enough travel time to the airport.

Driving to The Singing Stone.

Getting to Crestone From Denver International Airport/DEN

(You can check these directions for updates with Google Maps or Mapquest)

  • Take Pena Blvd South/West for about 10 miles, until it merges into I-70 West.
  • Take I-70 West for about 25 miles.
  • Merge onto CO-470 E via Exit 260 toward Colorado Springs, and go 5.7 miles.
  • Merge onto US-285 South toward Fairplay.
  • Take 285 South through Fairplay, through Johnson Village, South, on 285 through Villa Grove (about 150 miles).
  • After passing through Villa Grove watch for a turnoff from 285 to RT 17 on your Left.
  • Take RT 17 through Moffat.
  • As you are about to pass the southern end of Moffat, look for a small sign for Crestone.
  • You will turn Left on T Road heading East towards Crestone.
  • After turning from Hwy 17 onto County Rd T, go 10 miles, toward the mountains.
  • As you come into town, you’ll notice that the speed limit is reduced, and there is a church on the left.
  • About a minute after passing the church, you’ll come to wide fork in the road.
  • Take a right at the fork onto Camino Baca Grande, into the community marked as The Baca (note: bearing left at this fork takes you into downtown Crestone). drive two miles.
  • Take a left on W Badger Road (or left on Camino Real).
  • Go Right onto Wagon Wheel and keep going for 1 mile.
  • Bear left onto Camino del Rey.
  • Take a right onto N Stallion Trail for 200 feet.
  • Take a right onto Lariat Trail for 300 feet.

 

The Baca Grande

The Baca Grande

To find specific addresses in the Baca or the town of Crestone, go to Google Maps and use the Directions tab at https://maps.google.com/

Getting to Crestone from Albuquerque International Sunport

(Directions are from MapQuest)

  • Start out going east on Sunport Blvd SE toward Yale Blvd SE.
  • Merge onto I-25N/US85N toward I-40/Albuquerque Downtown/Santa Fe.
  • Take the US-84 N/US-285 N/St Francis Dr exit, EXIT 282B-A, toward Santa Fe-Plaza.
  • Merge onto US-84 N/US-285 N via the ramp on the left toward Santa Fe Plaza/Los Alamos/Taos. Turn left onto S Paseo de Onate/US-84 N/US-285 N.
  • Continue to follow US-84 N/US-285 N.
  • Turn right onto US-285 N/County Road 55.
  • Continue to follow US-285 N (Crossing into Colorado).
  • Turn right onto US-285 N/CO-17/CO-285.
  • Continue to follow US-285 N/CO-17.
  • Turn right onto 6th St/US-160 E.
  • Turn left onto Denver Ave/US-160 E.
  • Continue to follow US-160 E.
  • Turn left onto 1st St/CO-17.
  • Continue to follow CO-17.
  • Turn right onto County Road T.
  • After turning from Hwy 17 onto County Rd T, go 10 miles, toward the mountains.
  • As you come into town, you’ll notice that the speed limit is reduced, and there is a church on the left.
  • About a minute after passing the church, you’ll come to wide fork in the road.
  • Go right at the fork onto Camino Baca Grande, into the community marked as The Baca (note: bearing left at this fork takes you into downtown Crestone).
  • About a minute after passing the church, you’ll come to wide fork in the road
  • Take a right at the fork onto Camino Baca Grande, into the community marked as The Baca (note: bearing left at this fork takes you into downtown Crestone). drive two miles.
  • Take a left on W Badger Road (or left on Camino Real).
  • Go Right onto Wagon Wheel and keep going for 1 mile.
  • Bear left onto Camino del Rey.
  • Take a right onto N Stallion Trail for 200 feet.
  • Take a right onto Lariat Trail for 300 feet.

 

The Baca Grande

The Baca Grande

Please keep in mind that Crestone is a quiet community which values slow car speeds (to reduce noise). The roads are shared by pedestrians, cyclists, and various animals, so it is very important to be alert and aware when driving in Crestone.