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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.

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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.

 

Recreate Responsibly

Recreate Responsibly

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.

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Support Local

Support Local

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. 

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“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.

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Browse ready-to-go trip ideas for winter and beyond. Get a head start on planning your own memorable adventure.

February First Fridays: In Love with Local

February First Fridays: In Love with Local

Mar 1- A Taste of Alamosa

This First Fridays kicks off Alamosa’s Restaurant Week and we’re celebrating all things culinary! This is your chance to savor the best of local cuisine, explore new culinary gems, and make lasting memories. Mark your calendars and get ready as we launch a delicious adventure at First Fridays See the list of participating restaurants at alamosa.org/restaurant-week

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The Alamosa Green Chili Trail

The Alamosa Green Chili Trail

This unique experience was built to allow visitors and locals alike to try something new and experience Alamosa differently and showcase several different ways to indulge in green chile! On this new trail, you will eat, and drink your way through some common dishes, like the classic bowl of green Chili found at Juanitos Mexican Restaurant as well as some unique items like the Valle Caliente Green Chile Lager at San Luis Valley Brewing Company or the Green Chile Ham and Cheese Sandwich from Sun and Moon Cafe! Excite your taste buds with the flavor of an assortment of green chile dishes as you go!

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Recents posts from A Traveler's Blog

Best Outdoor Winter Activities

Best Outdoor Winter Activities

Alamosa and its surrounding areas make up a blissful winter wonderland. There is so much to do and enjoy this time of year all over the San Luis Valley! Whether you are looking for an activity to enjoy alone, something to do with a friend, or looking to make it a family outing, there is sure to be something close by! We are here to share a few of our favorite winter activities and locations to send you on your way to the perfect snowy adventure. 

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5 Places to Stargaze Outside of The Great Sand Dunes

5 Places to Stargaze Outside of The Great Sand Dunes

We all know that the dark sky park is an amazing place to choose for stargazing. However, Alamosa is home to so many other stargazing locations that you won't want to skip. Open skies, stunning stars, and views that won't disappoint, there is only one thing missing--YOU! Read on to discover five of our favorite places to stargaze outside of The Great Sand Dunes National Park! 

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Visit Alamosa Launches The Green Chili Trail

Visit Alamosa Launches The Green Chili Trail

With so many things to love about the Southwest, it’s hard to choose just one, but if you’ve ever visited during the fall, you know that nothing quite compares to green chili roasting season. Iron cages spinning over open flames, roasting the bright green flesh of this famed regional pepper to perfection. The familiar, comforting scent that permeates the air as they flock to farmers markets to grab that first bag of the season is unmatched for locals. While apple picking may be considered by some as fall’s favorite pastime, harvest season means the return of green chili to those near Southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

 

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