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. Perched up high at 7,543' above sea-level, "the valley" where Alamosa is situated spans 8,000 square miles surrounded by a ring of mountainous terrain. Diverse landscapes and scenic wonders offer a unique yet excellent venue for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and wildlife aficionados.

 

Don't let our winter recreation opportunities pass you by! Our blue skies and deep powder make our surrounding mountains a winter wonderland. Backcountry skiing, hiking, ice climbing, and snowmobiling are favored activities once the flakes start to fall.

 

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, and highly underrated. When visiting Alamosa and the Great Sand Dunes National Park, be sur ...
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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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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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San Luis Valley Trail Guide

Whether you are looking for a challenging alpine adventure or a casual hike with beautiful Colorado scenery, we’ve compiled 17 of our favorite San Luis Valley Trails. &nb ...
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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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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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