San Luis Creek (Colorado)

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San Luis Creek[1]
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ coordinates38°26′55″N 106°01′42″W / 38.44861°N 106.02833°W / 38.44861; -106.02833
 ⁃ location
San Luis Lake
 ⁃ coordinates
37°40′16″N 105°43′59″W / 37.67111°N 105.73306°W / 37.67111; -105.73306Coordinates: 37°40′16″N 105°43′59″W / 37.67111°N 105.73306°W / 37.67111; -105.73306
 ⁃ elevation
7,526 ft (2,294 m)
Basin size2,703 sq mi (7,000 km2)

San Luis Creek is a 76-mile-long (122 km)[2] stream that flows from a source near Poncha Pass in Saguache County, Colorado to San Luis Lake adjacent to Great Sand Dunes National Park. San Luis Lake is the sink of the San Luis Closed Basin, the largest endorheic basin in Colorado.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "San Luis Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 31, 2011