herd of over 100 elk was photographed just west
of Blanca in February 2003. Elk often come down from
the mountains during the winter months. Large
herds are not uncommon in the pasturelands of the
area. Antelope and Sandhill Cranes can also be
seen in local fields.
|Fort Garland Museum is
located 4 miles east of Blanca. It is the site of
the original fort commanded by Kit Carson. The
museum offers tours of the fort, a gift shop, and
sponsors many summer events including
reenactments of frontier days.