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.
Shine Bright and Shop Small during this First Friday! Find dining deals, shopping specials, and so much more from this event! We will be kicking things off at the tree lighting ceremony and heading downtown after for a surprise visit from Santa and to see the trees that businesses have decorated lighting up Main Street! You won't want to miss the last First Friday of the year!
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!
Recents posts from A Traveler's Blog
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!
Alamosa is home to so many amazing retail stores, including some super unique ones! We are here to share with you some of the unique retail stores you can visit without ever leaving Alamosa. Antiquers, collectors, crystal and rock enthusiasts- this one is for you! Read on to explore some of the cool and quirky shops we have around town for you to add to your itinerary for your visit!
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.