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With a population of 8,419, Alamosa is the commercial hub of the Valley, attracting shoppers from a 100-mile radius. Alamosa has two college facilities: Adams State College and Trinidad State Junior College. It has a regional hospital and extensive health care facilities. The San Luis Valley Regional Airport is located south of town and Great Lakes Airlines offers service.
Traditionally an agriculture based economy, Alamosa County has expanded its horizons and now provides major wholesale, retail and services sectors to the San Luis Valley. Alamosa has the opportunities and resources without the crowds and speed of large cities.
For more information on relocation visit the pages below or call the Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce at (719) 589-3681. For visitor information call (800) BLU-SKYS (7597).
San Luis Valley
Enjoy the beautiful scenery and tall mountain peaks that surround Alamosa. With a land area of close to 8,200 square miles, the San Luis Valley is larger than the land mass of Rhode Island, Delaware and Connecticut combined. This high elevation Valley boasts claim to the title of largest alpine valley in North America.
The Valley is home to the tallest dunes in North America at the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. It lies in the shadows of the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Mt. Blanca, the fourth tallest peak in Colorado. Within the Valley’s watershed, high in the San Juan Mountains, snow melt and rain give birth to the mighty Rio Grande, second longest river in our nation.
In spite of its size, the Valley never feels crowded. With a population density of about six people per square mile, there is plenty of open space. However, living in the Valley doesn’t require one to give up all the amenities of big city life. Alamosa, the Valley’s largest city, serves at the Valley’s regional hub.
Information Courtesy Upper Rio Grande Economic Development Council.