Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area has exceptional recreational opportunities. There are hundreds of square miles of public lands spanning five life zones, thousands of acres of wildlife rich wetlands, marshes, and water bodies and two designated wildernesses that provide for highly diverse recreation experiences.
While experiencing this unparalleled scenic beauty one can find solitude, absorb clean crisp air, gaze upon some of clearest of night skies and bask in a climate that is dominated by sunlight.
In addition, there are phenomenal cultural resources that clearly express old world traditions and native beliefs. The cultural expression in the landscape illustrates the local ties to this unique landscape and heritage.