Know Before You Go

Travel Updates

Our top priority is and has always been the safety of our guests and visitors. We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 developments from local and state officials and will remain engaged with new guidance and regulations as they arrive. At this time, Alamosa County is currently meeting all of Colorado’s Dial Framework objectives and as a result, has no public health orders or travel restrictions in place. We’ll continue to provide relevant updates to this page as things continue to evolve.

Please use the information listed below to assure a safe but fun visit to the Majestic San Luis Valley and Alamosa.


As of July 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its mask guidance for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 in the wake of a significant surge of the Delta variant among unvaccinated Americans. This guidance recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks indoors in places with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission rates. In addition, the agency is recommending universal mask wearing for all teachers, staff, and students of K-12 schools even if fully vaccinated, citing a need to return to school this summer/fall. The decision comes ahead of a potential spike in cases this fall due to the Delta variant.  Unvaccinated individuals who are 2 years of age and older are still recommended to wear a mask in public when around others.

Alamosa Attraction Updates

While many of our public lands, parks, and destinations are open for recreation, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions before visiting, consider contacting the respective office if possible
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is Open

Blanca Vista Park is Open

Zapata Falls (and nearby trails) are Open

Cattails Golf Course is Open

Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway is Open

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge is Open

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge is Open

Colorado Gator Reptile Park is Open

UFO Watchtower is Open