A Traveler's Blog

Do you want to visit Alamosa like you know a local?  Here is your chance!  Enjoy the following feature articles written by a traveler enjoying some hidden (and not so hidden) treasures around the San Luis Valley. 

How To Guide: Astrophotography

Capturing Astrophotography in Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park

As if capturing the intricate and vast solar system on camera isn't challenging enough, photographing the comsos from the Great Sand Dunes National Park presents additional challenges. The park is full of dynamically changing lighting, biologically diverse landscapes, and grandiose photo subjects. So then why is the national park recognized as top spot in Colorado for photographers? Because if done right... the results are extraordinary.

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Where to Stay: Hotels and Motels in Alamosa

The town of Alamosa has been dubbed the “heart of the San Luis Valley” due to its convenient location to an extensive list of nearby adventures. In town, visitors can expect to find relaxation and comfort within our accommodations which are made better by our communities laid-back and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you're visiting for business or for pleasure, you’ll be happy to find that you don’t have to travel far to find accommodations fit for your perfect trip. Both in town and nearby, there’s a handful of hotels and motels waiting to welcome you for a delightfully rejuvenating experience. Acting as the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Alamosa has long been the go-to spot for visitors interested in experiencing all there is to do in the region.

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RV Parks and Campgrounds Near the Great Sand Dunes National Park

If the San Luis Valley isn’t already a stop within your next Colorado road trip—it certainly should be! The region encompasses some of Southern Colorado’s top destinations and mystic sights, such as the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Rio Grande, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, and much, much more. Aside from offering a full spectrum of outdoor activities, our region has numerous places to set up camp—whether that means pitching a tent or finding a spot to park your RV or van.

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We Love Our National Park Celebration

Updated: 2/16/2022

During the month of April, we're launching a campaign to Celebrate the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve! National Parks Week is April 16-24, and we're extending that celebration all month long. When you visit Alamosa during April 2022, be on the lookout for displays of our love for our favorite National Park. The “We Love Our National Park” campaign will feature flags displayed downtown, posters, stickers, digital promotion, and special events throughout the month. 

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Explore a Wildlife Refuge

What do ancient camels, elk and 24,000 sandhill cranes have in common? In the San Luis Valley, each were or are dependent on the wetlands in Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge and the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge for survival. Here are six reasons why you should visit the refuges.

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