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.

Fire Restrictions

Alamosa County is in a Stage One FIre Ban until further notice. 

Alamosa County Ordinance No. 18, Stage 1 restrictions: (Prohibits the following activities):

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

Road Closures: May 15 - September 1, 2022

Affects travel to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, San Luis State Wildlife Area, Zapata Falls, and more

Through access via Lane 6, a common route to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and other destinations, will be closed May 15 through September 1, 2022 for construction. During this period, visitors to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve should avoid Lane 6 and instead detour south to US Hwy 160. The road will be completely open, 24 hours, from May 27 through June 5 to provide access for travelers accessing the national park unit and other public lands before, during and after Memorial Day weekend.

Partial route access will only be as far as the San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area (an 8-mile stretch of the road) for travelers accessing the SWA and only accessible for local access. Local access is defined as local private property owners living along Lane 6 and federal property owners (areas not publicly accessible, administrative use only). All users (travelers and local access) accessing any portions of Lane 6 should expect delays up to 30 minutes. For more information please visit https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/projects/co/lane-6

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