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

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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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    Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

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

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    Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

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

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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.

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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