About This Place
The City of Monte Vista is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. The population was 4,529 at the 2000 census.
Monte Vista is located in the San Luis Valley at 37°34′38″N 106°8′45″W / 37.57722°N 106.14583°W / 37.57722; -106.14583 (37.577287, -106.145828).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.56%) is water.