• The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

    The tallest dunes in North America just 35 miles northeast of Alamosa

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  • The Stations of the Cross

    The Stations of the Cross

    The shrine of "La Mesa de la Piedad y de la Misericordia" (Hill of Piety and Mercy)

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  • Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

    Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

    Come see Colorado as it was meant to be explored...by train!

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  • Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

    Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

    Wildlife diversity including songbirds, water birds, raptors, deer, beaver, and coyotes.

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  • Café Rosa Mystica

    Café Rosa Mystica

    and enjoy the Valley’s rich variety of food and culture.

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  • The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

    The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

    The dunes are accessible year-round and offer something different and special every visit.

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Things to Do

Slide down the Great Sand Dunes or hike a local favorite trail. Alamosa and the surrounding area has a lot to offer with outdoor recreation, cultural and historical sites and shopping. Dig Deeper and start planning your trip.

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Lodging

Alamosa is the hub of the San Luis Valley. It's your best lodging choice when you visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. There are many lodging options to choose from; finding one that matches your budget and style is just a click away.

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Eat & Drink

We're known for our authentic cultural dining and affordability. Alamosa has more than 50 restaurants and coffee houses to choose from -- fast food to fine dining. Expect quality and caring, in our locally-based restaurants.

restaurants bars pubs casual quick

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Spread your Roots in Alamosa

To explore, to experience, to spread your roots! We invite you to live Alamosa. Let us guide you along trails less traveled in the San Luis Valley, show you where to get the best bowl of green chili, and even share our sacred fishing spots on the magnificent Rio Grande.

Play on the beach at Great Sand Dunes National Park, hike to Zapata Falls, or spend a relaxing day aboard the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. Whichever adventure you choose will become a lasting memory.

Dig deep in our rich history and experience the native culture with a visit to the Luther Bean MuseumFt. Garland, or take a walking tour of historical downtown Alamosa. Drive along the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway for panoramic views of the vast San Luis Valley from scenic vistas.

It's nearly impossible to convey the beauty of Alamosa in words. So, we invite you to come, see with your own eyes, and experience what it truly means to get rooted in Alamosa.