Experience the Mystic San Luis Valley
Welcome to the Colorado experience you’ve been waiting for. Rooted in the heart of the Majestic San Luis Valley, Alamosa Colorado offers everything needed to enjoy the quintessential Colorado experience... and then some. Overflowing with natural wonders, outdoor activities, culture, and authentic eats, there’s no shortage of things to add to your “to-do” list.
Alamosa’s close proximity to a multitude of sights and attractions makes it an ideal spot for travelers and weekend warriors alike. All within a few hours, you can summit North America’s tallest sand dunes, wrestle local alligators, go chasing waterfalls, and still make it back to the hot springs by sunset for some unfiltered R&R.
Things To Do
Adventure runs deep in our roots. Conveniently positioned next to rugged mountains, scenic wonders, and a long list of unique attractions, any adventure in the San Luis Valley is bound to be a memorable one. Hike, cycle, run, climb, sandboard, or stargaze to your heart’s content while enjoying grandiose views found in the Mystic San Luis Valley.
Find Your Own Space (there's plenty to go around)
For those who have been to Alamosa, you've likely caught a glimpse of some of the region's unworldly perspectives. Between the towering mountains, protected nature areas, and expansive dune fields, there's more than meets the eye as a diverse range of biodiversity is packed into our backyard. Just a stone's throw away from town, you can immerse yourself in beautiful surroundings within wilderness areas, state forests, national parks, and more.Dig Deeper >
Know Before You Go
It’s finally time to explore again—our town, mountains, and forests await. But before you decide to venture out, we’d recommend reading up on what to expect when visiting our destination so you can enjoy a safe and fun trip.
They don’t call us the “Majestic San Luis Valley” for nothing. When you visit, you’ll be welcomed by a region filled with vast natural resources, rich history, and an abundance of wildlife. By recreating responsibly, you're helping us remain true to ourselves while considering our local community.
Show some love by supporting local during your next visit. The shops, inns, and restaurants found in town are the heart and soul of our community. When visiting, you’ll quickly see that our community’s unique history of agriculture and adventure is rooted within every block of downtown Alamosa.
Start mapping out your must-see destinations today.
“What Can I Expect to Find in Alamosa?”
A truly authentic, diverse, and unrefined outdoors experience. You’ll likely stumble upon one of the valley’s many hidden gems spanning the 100-mile high desert area. All within this basin, you can find popular destinations such as the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Rio Grande River, Sange de Cristo Mountains, and more, each offering wide open spaces with the luxuries of town right around the corner.
Browse ready-to-go trip ideas for winter and beyond. Get a head start on planning your own memorable adventure.
First Fridays in Downtown Alamosa
Every First Friday of the Month
First Fridays with Visit Alamosa offers art, entertainment, shopping and dining on the first Friday of every month. Downtown businesses stay open late and offer special deals, restaurants offer exclusive First Friday specials, and vendors of all types join the celebration with activities, art, and artisan products in the Market on Main.
Recents posts from A Traveler's Blog
It is no well-kept secret that the San Luis Valley is home to some of the best fishing in Colorado! Travelers come from all over the world to experience the fishing opportunities that are presented. From Antonito to Alamosa to Creede, there are countless options for one to explore and it would take months to make it to all of them. That being said, Visit Alamosa did a deep dive into the best locations for you to hit while you are visiting to make it the best adventure possible! Whether you consider yourself to be a professional, or you are just starting out, there is a fishing hole for everyone, and we hope to set you on course to finding your favorite! We will also send you on your way with some advice from local guides and local anglers as well as local guide services offered across the Valley. Read on to widen your horizons on the plentiful fishing offerings of the great San Luis Valley.
Spring is in the air and a summer full of epic travels is fast approaching. We know that adventure is calling your name and that you are eager to start planning! There are easily 100 reasons to camp in Alamosa, but that would take a long time to get through. We know you are trying to plan your trip as fast as you can, so we narrowed it down for you and selected the top 5 reasons for you to come camp in our little slice of paradise! Coupled with the best places to camp and glamp if traditional camping itsn't your style, there is a place for all campers. Grab your gear and head on over to Alamosa for a camping experience you are not soon to forget.
Welcome to Alamosa, home to some of the best hiking trails in the US. We know you have traveled from all over the world to experience these trails and enjoy the beauty Colorado has to offer! Visit Alamosa has prepared a list of the best hiking trails in Alamosa and hope you enjoy your visit!