• 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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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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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Built in 1880, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a proud remnant of the spirit that won the west. It's path through steep passes and deep gorges is the stuff of adventure novels--taking passengers on the ride of lifetime.

C&TS offers daily round-trip train excursions by Steam Engine. All train excursions are narrated by passionate volunteers which describe our unique history, scenery and machinery!

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 

Antonito, Colorado--Chama, New Mexico

May - October 

For reservations

call 1-888-CUMBRES (1-888-286-2737) or purchase online

View the full calendar for special events and themed trains.

  • Tunnels and Trestles
  • Abundant Flora , Fauna and Wildlife
  • Toltec Gorge
  • Miles of historic mountain rails
  • Historic Depots
  • Narrow Gauge Experience
  • Parlor Car (First Class Seating)
  • Seven days of steam power
  • Reserved Seating

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad--Explore our History, Scenery & Machinery!

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