Stop and See Us at Our Colorado Welcome Center
Come by and Say Hi!
We're happy to announce that the Colorado Welcome Center in Alamosa is once again open! Our hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. 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
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Colorado has 9 Welcome Centers, located at 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 accommodate 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, interior renovations were made for the Colorado Welcome Center to move into their ideal home. Listed on the National Historic Register, the Depot features 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 who are eager to answer any and all questions about Colorado and the San Luis Valley
- Personalized itineraries and trip recommendations
- Road conditions information
- A pet-friendly and welcoming space
- 2 EV charging stations
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.