HOME OF THE PANTHERS
Home of the Panthers
The Sierra Grande School District serving the communities of Blanca and Fort Garland and the surrounding area is in south central Colorado, in the San Luis Valley, at the foot of beautiful and majestic Mount Blanca – one of Colorado’s 14,000+ foot peaks. The grandeur of the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges frame it. This is a dream come true for the outdoor enthusiast. Skiing is available all around you within one hour – Red River and Taos, New Mexico, to the south, Wolf Creek to the west, and Monarch to the north. Hunting and fishing is also available locally as well as within the San Luis Valley.
The Community has long been home to ranchers and farmers who have passed on their legacy to their families throughout the generations. The area is increasingly becoming the home to many retirees who are relocating seeking the beauty, peace and quiet living in a large, mountainous subdivision know as Forbes Park on the legendary Forbes Trinchera Ranch.