Outdoor Activities

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Alamosa and the surrounding San Luis Valley together offer visitors an array of things to see and do from railroad excursions to scenic hiking, or even a dip in a hot springs pool.

And don't let our winter recreation opportunities pass you by! Our blue skies and deep powder make our surrounding mountains a winter wonderland.

There is so much to do here! Swim, walk, fish, hunt, bird watch, camp, golf, bike, hike, boat, or just laze under the cool sunshine.  Select an adventure below to explore the possibilities.

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Swimming & Hot Springs

Splashland Hot Springs in Alamosa has a geothermal outdoor swimming pool that has been around since 1955 and is an important part of Alamosa’s history.  Now remodele ...
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Cattails Golf Course

Cattails Golf Course, located on the northern edge of Alamosa along the banks of the Rio Grande River, offers the golfer perfect temperatures, clear skies, and a well k ...
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Wildlife Viewing

Birding is a favorite past time for many in the San Luis Valley.  Wetlands and wildlife refuges offer wonderful viewing opportunities. In spring, sandhill cranes, ...
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Walking, Hiking, and Biking

Walking Cole Park and State Street bridge in downtown Alamosa are great spots to access the banks of the Rio Grande via foot or bike.  Explore the nearly eight mile ...
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Fishing, Hunting & Camping

Nearly two million acres running alongside 200 miles of the Continental Divide offer outdoor, sport, and wildlife enthusiasts an endless array of activities and landscape ...
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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Built in 1880, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a proud remnant of the spirit that won the west. It's path through steep passes and deep gorges is the stuff ...
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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

The Colorado Gator Farm is one of Alamosa’s most unique attractions. Utilizing the geothermal waters of the valley, the owners decided to start their very own Tilapia far ...
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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad excursion train rides take you through breathtaking mountain valleys and passes through charming and historic western towns from the hear ...
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Upcoming Events

  • Fri, Feb 12 'You Knew Me When' will perform at the San Luis Valley Brewing Co. 631 Main St, Alamosa on Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. No cover, just...

  • Fri, Feb 12 Treat Your Sweetheart to a night on the town at the Historic Grove Theatre in Downtown Alamosa. The Chamber of Commerce is hosting an art auction gala that...

  • Sat, Feb 13 Society Hall Presents special evening, with music by SERENITY STRINGS, a classical string quartet. This is sure to be a fabulous affair--a chance to dress up and enjoy...

  • Wed, Feb 17 7pm The Professional Regurgitator Stevie Starr is coming to Alamosa! Stevie Starr is The Professional Regurgitator on the 2015 season of America's Got Talent. He has also appeared on...

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