For some helpful suggestions on what to do in Alamosa, please select one of the links below.
Travel Tools & Tips
Looking for adventure in the great outdoors? Seeking artistic or cultural discovery? Traveling with a large group? Spending time with your close knit family? Alamosa and the San Luis Valley have the right mix of activities and attractions for any vacation.
Bringing Your Dog to The Great Sand Dunes National Park
Bring your pet!
The entire state of Colorado is known for its dog-friendly activities and Alamosa is no exception. Discover the pet friendly attractions so you and your pooch can have the best visit possible. As always, pets are welcome at the Colorado Welcome Center at Alamosa. Treats are usually available from our ever-friendly volunteers and there is plenty of room for both you and your pet to take a walk and stretch your legs.
Stay and Play
No matter where you choose to stay, we can help you find dog-friendly accommodations in Alamosa. Be sure to mention your intent to bring a pet when making reservations, as there may be limited availability.
Dog-Friendly Hotels and Motels:
Camping With Your Dog in Alamosa
Tips and Resources:
- If you are taking your pet to the Great Sand Dunes, please be aware that the surface temperature of the sand can reach as high as 150 degrees in the summer. Paws are tender, so take your pet for a walk early in the morning or in the evening.
- Vehicles get very hot, especially at this altitude, even cooler weather. Consideration of the heat and dehydration potential is crucial. Pets need to acclimate to the elevation as well!
- While it’s tempting to let your furry friend frolic in nature, please be cognizant of leash laws. There is a lot of wildlife in the area and unleashed dogs are not recommended for the safety of themselves and other animals unless otherwise permitted.
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Is there an extra fee for pets when booking hotels?
Where can I take my dog for a hike near Alamosa and the Great Sand Dunes National Park?
- South Zapata Lake Trail
- Mosa Pass Trail
- Sand Dunes Loop Trail
- Wellington Ditch Trail
- Little Medano Creek Trail
- Montville Nature Trail
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
Call 877-315-7623 or
Within the state, dial 511 from your cell phone.