Things to Do
- Great Sand Dunes National Park
- San Luis Lakes National Park
- Rio Grande Scenic Rail Road
- Zapata Falls
- Alamosa National Wild life Refugee
- Cumbres& Toltec Scenic Railroad
- Cattails Golf Course
- San Luis Valley History Museum
Located in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, Alamosa is on the intersection of scenic wonders, rich western history and strong culture. Discover its natural wonders, take a close look at its rich history and cultural heritage, indulge in outdoor activities, satisfy the artist in you and explore great shopping opportunities in town!
San Luis Valley
The San Luis Valley is all set to offer you beautiful contrasts and wild experiences. Being North America’s highest sand dunes, the place is worth exploring. Why not try building sandcastles with your spouse and kids and spend a great time together? Also don’t forget to travel to San Luis Valley’s Wildlife Refuges to see migratory birds and wild animals. Located just 35 miles from Alamosa, it is an easy drive. The San Luis Valley National Park is open 24 hours a day all across the year.
Soak yourself in the fine mist of crystal clear water plunging down from a considerable height. This half-a-mile spectacular trail offers you spectacular views of nearby attractions. Located just 12 miles north of the intersection of Highway 150 and Highway 160, it’s certainly a must-visit place.
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
Drive down to Alamosa national Wildlife Refuge and get a chance to see tens of thousands of migratory birds including owls, pelicans, loons, herons, swans, egrets, eagles, falcons, hawks and sandpipers.
You can indulge yourself in a range of activities right from scenic hiking or dipping in hot springs at Zapata Falls, railroad excursions at Rio Grande and camping, golfing, biking, bird watching and wildlife viewing.
History and Heritage
Don’t forget to take a tour of downtown Alamosa during your visit to the town. The area reveals its rich history, architectural trends and small town charm.
Art and Culture
Explore the creative spirit of Alamosa witnessing the live performances at Creede Theatre, and Theatre at Adam State College to become familiar with its culture and lifestyle.
Peek into small shops in the streets of Alamosa and pick some souvenirs for friends, antique pieces to complete your collections and local jams, jellies and baked goods.