Outdoor Activities

Alamosa and the surrounding San Luis Valley together offer visitors an array of things to see and do from railroad excursions to scenic hiking, or even a dip in a hot springs pool.

And don't let our winter recreation opportunities pass you by! Our blue skies and deep powder make our surrounding mountains a winter wonderland.

There is so much to do here! Swim, walk, fish, hunt, bird watch, camp, golf, bike, hike, boat, or just laze under the cool sunshine.  Select an adventure below to explore the possibilities.

Cattails Golf Course

Cattails Golf Course, located on the northern edge of Alamosa along the banks of the Rio Grande River, offers the golfer perfect temperatures, clear skies, and a well k ...
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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

The Colorado Gator Farm is one of Alamosa’s most unique attractions. Utilizing the geothermal waters of the valley, the owners decided to start their very own Tilapia far ...
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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 ...
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Fishing, Hunting & Camping

Nearly two million acres running alongside 200 miles of the Continental Divide offer outdoor, sport, and wildlife enthusiasts an endless array of activities and landscape ...
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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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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad excursion train rides take you through breathtaking mountain valleys and passes through charming and historic western towns from the hear ...
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SummerFest on the Rio was started in 2001 as a way to promote the San Luis Valley’s eclectic arts and crafts community. Since then, the annual festival has been held alon ...
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Walking, Hiking, and Biking

Walking Cole Park and the State Avenue bridge in downtown Alamosa are great spots to access the banks of the Rio Grande via foot or bike.  Explore the nearly eight ...
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Wildlife Viewing

Birding is a favorite past time for many in the San Luis Valley.  Wetlands and wildlife refuges offer wonderful viewing opportunities. In spring, sandhill cranes, ...
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