Colorado Gators Reptile Park

Address
9162 CR 9 N, , , 81146
Telephone
719-378-2612

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 farm in 1977. Instead of throwing away the dead fish, in 1987 they bought 100 baby alligators to take care of the fish remains naturally. These baby alligators grew fast in the warm, geothermal waters and locals started asking if they could see them. The Gator Farm opened to the public in 1990, showcasing their tilapia ponds and enormous alligators.

As time progressed the farm took on another role as an Exotic Animal Refuge. They have received dozens of unwanted, illegal, and abused reptiles from all over; giving the refuge not only alligators, but tortoises, iguanas, poisonous snakes, and giant snapping turtles. Through fundraising and educational awareness they have been able to add on to their sanctuary by including various bird species and a tropical biodome. So if the family is in the mood for an exciting adventure, take them over the Colorado Gator Farm where adventure awaits.

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Upcoming Events

  • Mon, Mar 30 6:30pm Presentation with Maury Grimm 2nd Floor Nielsen Library

  • Sat, Apr 18 America's Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it's free! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free* dates in 2015: January 19 Martin Luther King Jr....

  • Sat, Apr 25 10am Greenhouse Tour at Friend Darr’s homestead outside of Alamosa Includes in-depth visit and lunch. $10-$25 sliding scale Call to RSVP and for details: 719-937-2319

  • Sun, Apr 26 2pm Learn all stages of starting and planting seedlings for season extension. Call 719-588-4124 for more information.

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