The Baca Campus is situated at 8,500 feet above sea level at the north end of the San Luis Valley. The view is magnificent-the Sangre de Cristo Mountains rise to 14,000 feet to the east and the Great Sand Dunes and Mount Blanca are fifty miles to the south. The Rio Grande River connects the campus with the oldest civilizations in North America.
The Conference Center
The sun warms both the outdoor terrace and the quarry-tiled lobby. Inside the center, two hexagonal meeting rooms are designed to accommodate either large (180) or small (60) groups in a sky-lighted area which is equipped with comfortable chairs, conference tables, a small computer lab, and audio-visual equipment. The conference center is located a short walk over Crestone Creek from the townhouses.
The lodge provides housing for both students and faculty as well as the library and campus office. The two student lodges feature full kitchens, four bedrooms each with four beds, two bathrooms, and a living room with fireplace. The faculty apartment has two bedrooms.
The townhouses offer accommodations in Southwestern design. There are two student townhouses with three bedrooms apiece; each bedroom has three beds and its own tiled bathroom, modern kitchens, and living rooms with vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplaces. The faculty townhouse is a two-story, two bedroom facility.
The Desert Sage
The restaurant provides food service to the community, as well as to CC students, special spiritual retreats, and workshop groups who visit the area. It is also a gathering place for community events.