ALMOSA — Caminos del Valle is a flagship project of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA). This project recruited and trained four young people between the ages of 16 and 18 representing Alamosa, Conejos and Costilla counties.
They were trained in group leadership roles in neighborhoods and public lands, the cultural and historical nature of the SdCNHA, land and water conservation, nature-based education, facilitation of walking, cultures, landscape and tradition. As well as learning local history, the youngsters were also trained in first aid and CPR, public speaking and self-defense.
Youth will lead and assist their cohorts in walking tour events that are free to the public. Participants in these walking tours will explore the history, culture, landscapes and traditions, which young people learned from local historians.
Walking tour schedule
- June 3 — San Luis March/Japanese Tour — 2-5 p.m. Meet at 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 the Jack Dempsey Museum after the tour.
- June 17 – Alamosa Historic Tour – 2-5pm Meet at Blue Peaks Developmental Services Office, 703 Fourth St., Alamosa.
For more information on the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, visit www.sangreheritage.org.