Addiction and Treatment Statistics for San Luis, Colorado

A Special Setting for Your Recovery

Amazing as it may sound, the 631-person town of San Luis, Colorado just might be the perfect setting for your successful fight against substance abuse. The valley in which it lies has retained a rich mix of Ancient American, Mexican, and Western settler traditions, including a strong spiritual and religious presence. San Luis is most famous for its Shrine of the Stations of the Cross, Colorado’s oldest church and a major attraction for the faithful.

Airport Information

If you intend to fly to San Luis, you’ll probably end up flying to Colorado Springs, the nearest big city with an airport, and then driving an additional 120 miles in a rented vehicle to reach town. (Colorado Springs Municipal Airport offers a total of 392 flights on 14 different airlines.) If you wish to take a rest stop along the way, Pueblo is just 38 miles from the airport.


San Luis winters can drop in the 20s or lower, but summers average in the balmy 60s, making in a lovely alternative to the sweltering cities in other regions. You’ll get more sunny days here than the national average, enabling you to explore the area’s many natural wonders. Afternoons feature relatively low humidity levels.


If you or your loved ones really want to become immersed in the spiritual side of san Luis, consider staying at El Convento, a former convent that has been converted into a truly unique bed and breakfast. If you would prefer something a little more on the beaten path, check into the san Luis Inn Motel, an option popular with visiting campers and climbing enthusiasts.

Employment Opportunities

Construction and retail are the primary industries in San Luis for those interested in staying here long after their rehab has been completed. Popular local occupations include building maintenance, driving, general labor and sales. While the local unemployment level surpasses the state average, don’t forget that you also have plenty of opportunities in Pueblo — as long as you don’t mind a beautiful scenic commute to and from work. The best news about working in or near San Luis is what you’ll pay for housing. The media sale price for a home here is less than $50,000, making it extraordinarily easy for you to make San Luis the home base for your new, clean and sober lifestyle.

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