About This Place
Fort Garland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Costilla County, Colorado, United States. The population was 433 at the 2010 census. The Fort Garland Post Office has the ZIP Code 81133.
The Town of Fort Garland, a small rural community, rich in history, is referred to as the "Gateway to the San Luis Valley", as it is the first town you encounter once you have traveled West over La Veta Pass from the Colorado Front Range. Fort Garland is home to many artists, painters, crafters and internationally known musicians.
Although unincorporated, Fort Garland has a business district with 2 motels, several restaurants, the Old Fort Market grocery store, the Fort Garland Museum, 2 gas stations, a car wash, hair salon, campgrounds, hardware store, liquor store, and multiple shops featuring collectibles & antiquities as well as a Wild West show.