Crestone is not ‘on the way’ to anywhere. Yet it is not difficult to find. Please do note that Crestone's elevation is 8000-feet above sea level, so please refer to Acclimatization in the FAQ section.BY AIR: You will want to fly into Denver International Airport, a 4-hour drive from Crestone, or into Albuquerque, which, though a nearly 5-hour drive, does not necessitate driving over any mountain passes. There are morning and evening flights into Alamosa, an hour's drive from Crestone. You can rent a car in Denver, Albuquerque or Alamosa and enjoy the beautiful scenery and have the freedom to explore Colorado more freely before or after your Camino experience.BY CAR: Crestone is a 3-hour drive from Santa Fe, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Durango. It is a 4-hour drive from Boulder or from Denver International Airport, where you can rent a car. Add an hour if you're flying into Albuquerque and renting a vehicle. BY BUS: You can bus from Denver on the Black Hills Stage line. Buses leave once a day from the downtown bus station. You can go as far as Moffat, which is still 8 miles from your starting point. Contact the Camino Registrar if this is your mode of transportation to see what can be offered to help get you to the Camino starting location. (Please request this in your REGISTRATION.)
ArrivalWe travel so many roads...looking for that greenest vale, a tree growing out of a rock,the mountainside protectedand higher than everything around.If we find that which no photo can capture, we sit, listen,feel what green is,shake our head in amazement,gaze out in near disbelief.The pilgrim walks to never leave,every footfall an arrival at what has always been waiting.
Directions:From: CO Hwy 17 turn East (at south side of Moffat, CO) on Road 'T' toward Crestone. Drive 8 miles (Road 'T' will make 4 turns in the road. Pass Casita Park, White Eagle Lodge, and a 9-hole golf course--all on the left, before entering Crestone). At Crestone turn right to the entrance of Baca Grande onto Camino Baca Grande (all the roads are paved). Turn left onto Camino Real. Turn left onto Wagon Wheel and then turn right back onto Camino Baca Grande at the end of the pavement. Next, turn right onto Double Tree Overlook and proceed to 3564 Double Tree Overlook. The Sacred Arts Club house is the large house on the south side of the cul-de-sac. You will be parked here for the duration of the pilgrimage. NOTE: Do not use your GPS as it will be following a route of side roads that are unpaved and become very rocky and not suitable for cars with low clearance.
“By the last day, I was sad it was going to be over.” ~Cora V, Oakham, MA