Penitente Canyon, San Luis Valley

Penitente Canyon

Penitente Canyon offers a natural playground for world-class rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. The canyon is named for the Penitente Brotherhood, a group of monks who lived in seclusion in the area many years ago.

More Information

The U.S. Forest Service produced a map of Penitente Recreation Area Trails.

Crestone Eagle. (April 11, 2012). Penitente Canyon: Hiking, Biking, Climbing, and Camping, It’s Got It All!

The Bureau of Land Management offers a Colorado Recreation Guide that includes information about Penitente Canyon.