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

  • Sat, May 28 Re-en-actors have scheduled historical events throughout the Memorial Day weekend at Fort Garland. Activities include drills, living history demonstrations, games, and stories. Join them for fun, sun, and...

  • Sat, May 28 Memorial Day weekend is the annual Taste of Creede. A celebration of fine arts and fine dining. Artists from all over Colorado and Northern New Mexico displaying...

  • Fri, Jun 3 Everyone’s favorite summertime festival is back! The Summerfest on the Rio is held in the beautiful Cole Park on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Enjoy...

  • Sat, Jun 4 Sat, Jun 04, 2016 9am - 1pm Great Sand Dunes is excited to announce this year’s Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, June 6th from 9am...

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