Your retreat is being hosted at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center, located on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains overlooking the San Luis Valley. Nestled against the rugged 14,000 foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Center is surrounded by 240 acres of Piñon Pine and Juniper forest. The beauty and seclusion of the Center provide a unique environment for movement practice, contemplation, inquiry and transformation.
DIRECTIONS AND TRAVEL
You are responsible for securing your travel to and from the retreat Center. However, if you have any questions, concerns or special needs we are here to help! Please let us know if you are interested in a car share and we will connect you with others arriving to the same airport.
Please use Google Maps for driving directions to Crestone Retreat Center. However, the directions for the portion from Moffat (the last half hour of your trip) to the Center can be confusing. So, we've included clarification below. Please let us know if you have any trouble.
Driving directions from Moffat:
From Highway 17, turn East towards Crestone on county road “T." After about 15 minutes, you will get near the town center. Here the main road makes a left bend, and you will see an information booth straight ahead. Don't follow the road left, but just in front of the information booth, make a right into the Baca Grande development on Camino Baca Grande. After 2 miles, just past Willow Creek, the paved road becomes gravel. On the left you will see a sign listing the various spiritual centers further ahead indicating, Crestone Mountain Zen Center 1.8 miles. Continue straight and pass the Haidakandi Ashram. After crossing Spanish Creek at the first driveway on the left a large wooden sign says, Crestone Mountain Zen Center.
Be aware that there are a lot of deer crossing the roads in the Baca Grande. Please drive carefully!
Please check the distances before purchasing a ticket to one of the cities listed.
Alamosa (ALS) - This is the closest airport, only 1 hr from the retreat center. It is very small. Transportation options to Crestone: Little Stinkers Taxi: call (719) 589-2500. If you prefer your own vehicle there are are car rentals at Alamosa airport: Budget Car Rental: (719) 589-0103 2) and L & M Automobile Rental: (719) 589-4651.
Colorado Springs (COS) - 3hr drive to Crestone. Ground transport options are car rental, or bus. More information coming soon.
Denver - 4hr drive to Crestone.
There is a daily bus service between Denver and Alamosa, which stops in Moffat. You can use the local taxi/shuttle services to get from Moffat to Crestone (25 minutes). The Black Hills Stage Lines (402) 371-3850 runs a bus that travels daily from Denver to Moffat. To get from Moffat to Crestone, you can contact Windhorse Taxi Service at (719) 256-4091 directly; Proprietor: Keith Conway. Tickets can be booked at: http://www.blackhillsstagelines.com/default.asp. Please note dinner begins at 6:30pm at the retreat center.