• 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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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.