Know Before You Go

Travel Updates

We in Alamosa are on a steady, thoughtful path to reopening our tourism economy. Gov. Jared Polis is weighing the latest public health guidance as he approves new plans allowing various business sectors to resume operations. Alamosa and Colorado are both now in the Safer at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors Phase, which implements measures that will allow Coloradans and others to recreate in the great outdoors while maintaining a sustainable level of physical distancing. 

This new guidance opens up several outdoor recreational opportunities both statewide and here in Alamosa, including National Parks, jeep tours and other guided outdoor activities, including fly fishing, horseback riding, stand up paddleboarding, climbing, and more Colorado fun. 

While traveling in Colorado, masks are required in all indoor public spaces.

Governor Polis has asked that as more of our state opens, all visitors respect the wishes, public health and capacity of our local destinations, whether in-state residents returning to their favorite getaways or out-of-state travelers discovering Colorado for the first time. As Colorado continues to take positive steps toward reactivating our economy, the health and safety of both visitors and residents remain our highest priority. As you visit Colorado, we encourage you to embrace our new interpretation of responsible tourism — showing care not only for our destinations but for our visitors and the people who call Colorado home. 

Alamosa is fortunate to have an abundance of ways to enjoy the outdoors; from scenic wonders, to unique attractions, and a community with roots embedded deep in history, we’re excited to welcome back visitors once again. Stay connected with us on social media and be sure to check out the below blocks for additional information that may be pertinent to your next trip. As always, we invite you to speak with a member of our tourism office for additional information or questions you may have.

Fire Restrictions Updates

Alamosa is currently under a Stage One fire ban until further notice.  This ban prohibits the following activities: 

(a) Open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, charcoal grills and wood burning stoves at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials, and those other exceptions/exemptions as noted in Section 10.

(b) The sale or use of fireworks (as defined in Section 6) pursuant to C.R.S. § 30- 15-401(1)(n.7);

(c) Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

Winter Weather

Before you travel in Colorado, visit cotrip.org for the latest road conditions along your route.  Take precautions when driving in winter weather.  

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 

 
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