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For convenient shopping in a pleasant atmosphere in stores with a wide selection of goods at economical prices Crestone residents and visitors generally shop in Alamosa and Salida, both about 50 miles away. Alamosa has Safeway; a Kroger store, City Market; and Walmart. There is also a natural foods cooperative. Salida has Safeway and Walmart. Online shopping and fast convenient delivery are available through Amazon and Walmart.

For tires and batteries Jim's Tire Store in Alamosa is a good local dealer. Extremely competent and friendly. Jim`s Tire Store, 711 1/2 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 589-9690 Closed Saturday and Sunday. Jim's is an Interstate Battery dealer. Jim'a does not face on State Street. After you cross the railroad tracks going south on State turn west into the alley past The Green Spot.

There are a few stores in Crestone. It is possible to avoid travel to nearby towns for shopping for months at a time with only slight inconvenience and only a small increase in expense. Winter travel in the San Luis Valley is sometimes quite dangerous due to cold, ice, and occasional blizzards.

There are liquor stores with a pleasant atmosphere and a good selection in Alamosa and Salida.