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, due to 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 as 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 on the whole state of Colorado
  • Welcoming travel counselors trained to answer any an all questions about Colorado and the San Luis Valley
  • Personalized iteneraries
  • Road Conditions
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Pet Friendly!

Seasonal Hours

Summer: 8am - 6pm
Winter: 8am - 5pm
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

  • Fri, Nov 28 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...

  • Fri, Dec 5 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,...

  • Fri, Dec 12 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...

  • 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...

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