Stop in and say Hello!
We are happy to announce that the Colorado Welcome Center in Alamosa is once again open! Our hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday. These hours will continue until further notice. You can also reach a member of our staff with any questions you may have at (719)589-4840 or 1-800-BLU-SKYS (800-258-7597). During hours that we are closed, there are Alamosa Visitor Guides and Colorado Maps in our kiosk in front of the Welcome Center.
Know Before You Go: Visit our travel updates page for the latest updates regarding COVID-19 before you visit!
Colorado has 9 Welcome Centers, located in key entrance points across the state. The Welcome Centers, which are staffed by an outstanding group of volunteers, serve as a great source of information for visitors coming to Colorado. The Alamosa Welcome Center is particularly unique as it is located in the historic Alamosa Train Depot. Alamosa was founded, in part, to accomodate the railroad. The first Denver & Rio Grande train arrived in Alamosa in 1870. By 1880, it was the center of narrow gauge railroading in America. The Alamosa Train Depot was built in 1908-1909. The town quickly sprung up from the railroad and Sixth Street became the heart of activity and commerce. After the decline of railroad transportation, the building was used for various government offices over the years. In 2009, the interior renovations were made for the Colorado Welcome Center to move into their ideal home. Listed on the National Historic Register, the Depot features the architecture and memorabilia reminiscent of a bygone era.
The Colorado Welcome Center at Alamosa offers:
- Maps, brochures, and information for the entire state of Colorado
- Welcoming travel counselors trained to answer any and all questions about Colorado and the San Luis Valley
- Personalized itineraries
- Road conditions information
- Pet friendly!
Great Sand Dunes National Park Passes: As of 2020, you can purchase Basic Entrance Passes for the Great Sand Dunes National Park at the Colorado Welcome Center in Alamosa. These passes will cover entry for a non-commercial vehicle (normal car) and its occupants and are good for up to seven consecutive days. Each pass is $25 and cash only will be accepted in the Welcome Center. If you would like to pay with another form of payment, or are interested in the many other passes available for purchase, we recommend paying at the gate of the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Temporary Hours (until further notice): 9:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday-Sunday
Located in the historic railroad depot on the corner of State Ave. and 6th St.
610 State Ave., Alamosa, CO 81101 - 1-800-BLU-SKYS (800-258-7597)