Welcome to the official web page of Mosca, Colorado, a small town with a big heart in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado!
Mosca (Mahs-kah) was named for nearby Mosca Pass in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The origin of the pass name is uncertain, but early names associated with pioneer settlement there include Mosco and Moscow City. The name Mosco may have been derived from Luis de Moscoso de Alvarado, an early explorer that succeeded DeAnza. The Alvarado Campground is north of Mosca Pass on the eastern side of the range.
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is 20 miles from Mosca, the closest town to the park.
In the heart of this high-elevation valley, Mosca is between the rugged San Juan Mountains and Sangre
de Cristo Mountains. Farming and ranching are primary activities in the area, but Mosca and vicinity is also home to artists, musicians, writers, and a variety of businesses.
Find out more about the community of Mosca!
The Nature Conservancy's Medano-Zapata Ranch is 10 miles from Mosca, featuring over 1000 bison managed within the national park. Check out bison tours and lodging at the historic yet elegant Zapata Ranch.
Colorado Gator Farm
Tilapia fish farm, hundreds of alligators, and many other exotic animals!