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    Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

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

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    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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    Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

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

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

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    The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

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

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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 in the Sand Dunes Region

With wind shaped dunes set against the backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, The San Luis Valley is a marvel to behold. Along with its beautiful sights, Alamosa is known for rich cultural history and outdoor recreation.

While you can camp in The Great Sand Dunes National Park, you wonโ€™t find any lodging within the park. Fear not, as quality lodging can be found as close as a couple miles away. Alamosa offers a wide array of accommodations with more than 30 hotels and campsites.

Need help choosing the best place to stay? Let us help you find the right place for your style and budget.

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.

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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad excursion train rides take you through breathtaking mountain valleys and passes on miles and mile of historic trails.  The steam and diesel trains transport you to charming and historic western towns from the heart of the San Luis Valley.

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

Trains depart from Alamosa to the scenic mountain town of La Veta, or ride the Valley Steam Flyer to Monte Vista or the Cumbres Connection to Antonito.  Access to the Roots and Boots Music Festival is available from Alamosa or La Veta. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 1-877-726-RAIL. Regular season runs Memorial Day Weekend through the end of October. View the full 2012 calendar for special events and themed trains.

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