There will be a day hike into the San Luis Hills Wilderness Study Area near Manassa,next Saturday, November 15 from 10 am to 3 pm hosted by the San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council.
This event is part of an ongoing celebration to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The San Luis Hills Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is the only stand-alone wilderness study area in the San Luis Valley
and consists of 11,000 acres that were recommended for wilderness in 1980 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The public is encouraged to participate in this day trip and
interested persons are scheduled to meet at the Jack Dempsey Museum (412 Main St.)in Manassa at 9:30 AM, on Saturday morning, where we can carpool to the San Luis Hills.
Manassa is located south of Alamosa and La Jara on Hwy 285 to Romeo, east on Hwy 142 to Manassa.
If you plan to hike, please register with Dave Montgomery at 719-580-5574
or go to for more information.
We will continue to monitor the weather and cancel if conditions change.
Please dress appropriately, bring water and pack a light lunch.
—David Montgomery, Special Projects, Consultant, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council