Del Norte, Colorado
Del Norte, Colorado
The Hub of All Season Fun!
Welcome to Del Norte!
2020 Del Norte Tour of Lights
December 18th, 2020
Let's make this the most successful event, yet! If you need any help with decorating we will do our best to help you find someone to safely help you. Don't hesitate to text us at 1-833-455-0652, call us at 719.657.9081 or email us at with any questions.
Light up your homes and businesses to spread cheer and for a chance to win prizes.
Only participants outside of town limits need to register through the Chamber website (link located below).
You must have decorations up and lit by the night of 12/16. Chamber members will drive around town on 12/16 and include all lit homes and businesses as participants.
Prizes: 1st - $500 and 2nd - $250
Del Norte Tour
Santa will be your tour guide, leading everyone in their cars through town showing off this year's light decoration participants.
Cars will line up at 5:30pm at the Del Norte Bus Garage (1150 French St.) and the tour will begin at 6pm.
1st place prize for the best decorated car is $100. You do not have to decorate your car to participate in the tour.
After the town lights tour, find a parking space and settle in for the fireworks show!
Fireworks will be launched by the white "D" on Lookout Mountain. They will be most visible on the east side of town.
Fireworks will start at 7pm.
Del Norte is the Hub of All Season Fun, from biking, hiking, camping, fishing, rafting, and hunting, to skiing and snowmobiling. We have everything from dining, and lodging, to local shopping at some of the most unique stores in the San Luis Valley.
Lodging, Dining, Shopping, Business, Fun
The Del Norte Chamber of Commerce (DNCC) strives to promote the business and agriculture community, organize civic functions, and encourage tourism, recreation, and economic development.
Cost, benefits, membership app
About Del Norte
Del Norte was founded as a service center for the mining activities going on in the area, becoming the supply base & financial center at the west end of the San Luis Valley.
By the mid 1870’s, prospectors had found the nearby San Juan Mountains rich in gold and silver deposits. Many mining claims were registered and the fury began. Recognized as the “Gateway to the San Juan’s”…and the gold, Del Norte organized and incorporated in 1872.
Del Norte has become the Gateway to all Season fun, from biking, hiking, camping, fishing, backpacking, hunting, shopping, to skiing and snowmobiling. We have everything from dining, and lodging, to local shopping at some of the most unique stores in the San Luis Valley.
The Penitente Canyon and Elephant Rocks offer some of the best hiking and biking in Del Norte. The Natural Arch located out by Lagarita is also a wonder in its self.
The new Lookout Mountain Trails offer a variety of trails for bikers and hikers located on our D Mountain. Some of the wildlife you might see on one of your hiking or biking adventures might be deer, antelope, red fox, coyote, cougar, rattlesnakes, lizards, hawks, ravens, redwing blackbirds, and rabbits. Some of the most abundant vegetation we have here in Del Norte is Sage Brush, Cedar, Spruce, prickly pear cactus, yucca, Indian paint brush, and grama grass. The Rio Grande River that flows through Del Norte also offers a variety of fishing from Rainbow Trout to Brown Trout.
Agriculture is also abundant in Del Norte, from Potato growers to Alfalfa Hay. We also have several Cattle Ranches, an Elk Farm, and several Buffalo Ranches. The farming and ranching communities have been in Del Norte for many generations.