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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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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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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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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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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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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Swimming & Hot Springs

Open year round is the Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV Park. During the early 1930's hot water was struck near Hooper while drillers were exploring for oil.&n ...
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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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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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Upcoming Events

  • Fri, Dec 19 5:30pm Get your family in the holiday spirit aboard the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's A Train to Christmas Town! Elves will be serving hot cocoa and cookies, they'll...

  • Thu, Jan 8 6:30pm The Alamosa Rotary Club is throwing a benefit concert to support Alamosa Rotary Scholarships for Adams State University & Trinidad State Junior College. Performing live will...

  • Fri, Jan 30 Come check out the Alamosa Ice Festival 2015 for some seriously cool fun! Professional ice sculptors come from all over to show off their ice carving talents,just don't...

  • Fri, Mar 13 See thousands of sandhill cranes migrate to the San Luis Valley for their annual "Spring Break" of sorts. Bus tours will be taken with wildlife experts out to...

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