Getting Here

Getting Here

Right in the Heart of it All

Whether you're driving or flying into town, grandiose views await just outside your window. The town of Alamosa is located in the heart of the San Luis Valley in beautiful South-central Colorado, conveniently accessed from Colorado's Front Range to the east, Gunnison/Buena Vista to the north, Pagosa Springs to the west, and Taos, New Mexico to the south. Upon driving or flying into town, you’ll first be greeted by 100-mile views across our high desert as you emerge from the surrounding mountains that naturally form a ring around the valley. These expansive views leave a striking first impression while offering your first dose of inspiration for the many adventures ahead.

Nonstop flights to and from DIA

Nonstop flights to and from DIA

Travel to and from Alamosa is now easier than ever. Visitors have the opportunity to book flights to and from Denver International Airport daily through the San Luis Valley Airport by flying SkyWest. Located only 7 minutes from Downtown Alamosa, getting here has never been easier.

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Takin’ the Scenic Route

Takin’ the Scenic Route

The funny thing is, every way into town is the scenic route—although some are more popular than others. Los Caminos Antiguos takes the cake when it comes to scenic drives, as it’s recognized as one of Colorado’s 26 official scenic byways. Translated to “the ancient roads”, this route traverses through Colorado’s oldest town, oldest parish, and one of the first military posts. This is a notoriously great way to start or wrap up a road trip to Alamosa.

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Road Conditions

Roads in Alamosa and the San Luis Valley region vary from two-lane highways to narrow country roads and mountainous terrain. All but one route into the San Luis Valley crosses a high mountain pass. Main roads in and out of the San Luis Valley are well maintained and offer breathtaking scenery at any season. Road construction and maintenance happens year-round, so be aware that you may encounter some construction during your visit.

For the latest road conditions: Colorado Department of Transportation Road Conditions Website
Alternatively, you call 877-315-7623 or, when within the state, dial 511 from your cell phone for current updates.

Ride Bustang

Bustang, a bus transportation service provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation, offers cost-effective rides in and out of Alamosa daily. Visit their website here to learn more about current routes, fares, and departure times.


Roadside Attractions & Curiosities

Add some flair to your Itinerary by adding some unexpected stops.

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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

  The Colorado Gator Farm is one of Alamosa’s most unique attractions, and highly underrated. When visiting Alamosa and the Great Sand Dunes National Park, be sur ...
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Hot Springs

Splashland Splashland Hot Springs in Alamosa has a geothermal outdoor swimming pool that has been around since 1955 and is an important part of Alamosa’s history.  ...
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Penitente Canyon - Climbing

Set in the heart of the San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado, Penitente Canyon was once a refuge for the Penitente Brotherhood of Catholic monks, who lived and worke ...
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UFO Watchtower

Arguably Colorado's most unique roadside attraction, the UFO Watchtower invites extraterrestrial seekers and curious minds alike to the watchtower for a chance to spot an ...
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