Colorado Welcome Center at Alamosa

Stop in and say Hello!

Colorado has 11 Welcome Centers, located in key entrance points across the state. The Welcome Centers, which are staffed by an outstanding group of volunteers, serve as a great source of information for visitors coming to Colorado. The Alamosa Welcome Center is particularly unique as it is located in the historic Alamosa Train Depot. Alamosa was founded, in part, to accomodate the railroad. The first Denver & Rio Grande train arrived in Alamosa in 1870. By 1880, it was the center of narrow gauge railroading in America. The Alamosa Train Depot was built in 1908-1909. The town quickly sprung up from the railroad and Sixth Street became the heart of activity and commerce. After the decline of railroad transportation, the building was used for various government offices over the years.

In 2009, the interior renovations were made for the Colorado Welcome Center to move into their ideal home. Listed on the National Historic Register, the Depot features the architecture and memorabilia reminiscent of a bygone era. Partnering with the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, this center offers visitors a place to stop and stretch their legs, or pick up their train tickets for a ride on the Railroad.

The Colorado Welcome Center at Alamosa offers: 

  • Maps, brochures, and information for the entire state of Colorado
  • Welcoming travel counselors trained to answer any and all questions about Colorado and the San Luis Valley
  • Personalized itineraries
  • Road condition information
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Pet friendly!

Seasonal Hours

Summer: 8a.m.- 6p.m.
Winter: 8a.m.-5p.m.
Located in the historic railroad depot on the corner of State Ave. and 6th St.
610 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101 - 1-800-BLU-SKYS (800-258-7597)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, Mar 7 10am Join the Rio Grande Scenic RR on their only winter excursion train this year. See the Rockies on the longest and highest standard gauge railroad in...

  • 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...

  • 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, May 23 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...

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