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. 

6 Ways to Spring Break in Alamosa

Spring Break is just around the corner and Visit Alamosa can't wait for you all to spend it with us! The San Luis Valley is home to beautiful scenery and wildlife, amazing hikes, an iconic National Park, hot springs, and even alligators! There is no shortage of activities for you and your family to enjoy in Alamosa, but we have picked 6 of our favorite activities/destinations to help you start planning your trip! Cure your spring fever with a relaxing break in beautiful Alamosa Colorado. 

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FAQ: The Sandhill Crane Migration in the SLV


The San Luis Valley crane migration is an exciting time of year. We are just over a week away from Monte Vista's iconic Crane festival. As they celebrate 40 years, it is sure to be a fun filled weekend! Travelers come from far and wide to view the birds but many are unfamiliar to the area. There are so many questions for a first time crane watcher to ask and Visit Alamosa is here to help you answer them! 

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Tips and Tricks for Photographing Sandhill Cranes

The Sandhill Crane Migration is upon us,  and the SLV is just a couple of weeks away from seeing flocks of cranes in numbers up to 20,000 lining the skies and scattered across the wetlands around the Valley. Travelers and locals near  and far come to witness this awe striking event, many hoping to catch captivating photos of the large birds. Knowing where to be and when to be there is half of the battle, but fear not as Visit Alamosa sought out local photographers that have the answers to those questions, along with some tips and tricks sure to guide you on the right path! 

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Visit Alamosa Wins Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative

At the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, held this week in Snowmass, Colorado, Visit Alamosa was awarded the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative.  This award recognized Visit Alamosa’s “We Love Our National Park” campaign. This competitive award is given annually by the Colorado Tourism Office and recognizes an outstanding activity, event, or project that demonstrates creativity and innovation and contributes to the Colorado tourism economy. 

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Affordable RV Travel in the San Luis Valley

Trying to plan an amazing vacation that doesn’t break the bank? Look to the great outdoors for the best option! With the rising travel prices, an RV vacation is the right fit for anyone looking to make some amazing memories this summer. Any vacation in the San Luis Valley (SLV) is packed full with fun adventures surrounded by beautiful scenery, but camping in an RV ensures you never miss the excitement!  

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5 Reasons to Explore Alamosa this Spring

This spring season, skip the densely popular tourist destinations and head to a quieter corner of Colorado just off the path less traveled: Alamosa in the San Luis Valley. At only 7,544 feet elevation, Alamosa is a warmer–and quieter–option for those eager to hit the highway for a road trip come springtime.

Between its proximity to Great Sand Dunes National Park, the meandering Rio Grande, and a wide array of delicious restaurants, Alamosa makes a perfect early-summer getaway. Here are our top five reasons why spending a spring weekend in Alamosa should be at the top of your travel list!

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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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