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The Town of Crestone is located in Saguache County in Southwestern Colorado, United States. The population was 73 at the 2000 census. Including the Baca Grande Chalets and Grants, there might be 2000 people living in this area. It is a small village at the foot of the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Range, in the northern part of the San Luis Valley. Crestone was a small mining town but little paying ore was discovered. In the 1970s a large land development, the Baca Grande, was established to the south and west and several hundred homes have been built.
The Crestone area, which includes the Baca Grande and Moffat, Colorado, is a spiritual and new age center with several world religions represented; including a Hindu temple, a Zen center, a coed Carmelite monastery, several Tibetan centers, and miscellaneous new age happenings.
Crestone is probably named after the district of Crestonia in ancient Macedonia, a district where gold was found. Crestonia is mentioned in Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War. In the nineteenth century a classical education might have included reading of this work.
Amenities in Crestone, CO
Direction on how to get to Crestone, CO
History of Crestone & Baca (pdf)