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. 

Do like a local, Experience like a Local, Eat like a Local


Alamosa is well known for its abundance of local eateries. Local businesses help to drive the economy and keep Alamosa fresh and exciting for travelers and locals. Many of our local restaurants and even one of our local camping facilities choose to source local ingredients to use in some of their most popular dishes! This extends flourishing for our local farmers, meat suppliers, and families Valley-wide. We are excited to boast the use of local ingredients in the restaurants of Alamosa and hope that you join them in supporting the use of local goods by trying their menu items that use them! 

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Fishing in the San Luis Valley

It is no well-kept secret that the San Luis Valley is home to some of the best fishing in Colorado! Travelers come from all over the world to experience the fishing opportunities that are presented. From Antonito to Alamosa to Creede, there are countless options for one to explore and it would take months to make it to all of them. That being said, Visit Alamosa did a deep dive into the best locations for you to hit while you are visiting to make it the best adventure possible! Whether you consider yourself to be a professional, or you are just starting out, there is a fishing hole for everyone, and we hope to set you on course to finding your favorite! We will also send you on your way with some advice from local guides and local anglers as well as local guide services offered across the Valley. Read on to widen your horizons on the plentiful fishing offerings of the great San Luis Valley.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping in Alamosa

Spring is in the air and a summer full of epic travels is fast approaching. We know that adventure is calling your name and that you are eager to start planning! There are easily 100 reasons to camp in Alamosa, but that would take a long time to get through. We know you are trying to plan your trip as fast as you can, so we narrowed it down for you and selected the top 5 reasons for you to come camp in our little slice of paradise! Coupled with the best places to camp and glamp if traditional camping itsn't your style, there is a place for all campers. Grab your gear and head on over to Alamosa for a camping experience you are not soon to forget. 

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Hike Alamosa

Welcome to Alamosa, home to some of the best hiking trails in the US. We know you have traveled from all over the world to experience these trails and enjoy the beauty Colorado has to offer! Visit Alamosa has prepared a list of the best hiking trails in Alamosa and hope you enjoy your visit! 

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A Day At The Dunes

Spring has arrived in Alamosa and we know you and your family are excited to be out of hibernation and ready for adventure! With Visit Alamosa's We Love Our National Park Celebration in full swing, we encourage you to get ready for a day that will be hard to forget! Grab your backpack and sandals and gear up to head over to The Great Sand Dunes National Park. Team Visit Alamosa has prepared an itenerary for you to follow on your journey across the dunes! 


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Women Rebels of Alamosa

Women all over the world have taken strides to advocate for women's rights and take the necessary steps to become historical game changers. Breaking rules, speaking out, and turning the tables on what was thought a womens role should be. The San Luis Valley is no exception to these incredible women and to honor these women, Visit Alamosa took a deep dive into two of these figures and will be introducing these rebel women to you, in honor of 2023 Women's History Month. 

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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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