A National Park Celebration

We 🧡 Our National Park!

It’s no secret that we love our local National Park, so we figured why not give it the recognition it deserves? With “National Parks Week” slated for April 20-28, we figured we’d up the ante by extending this celebration through the entire month of April. Throughout the month, visitors can attend a new roster of special events, find free swag at the Welcome Center, and access vouchers to be used throughout Alamosa. As the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, we invite you to join in on the fun by exploring and experiencing all that the park has to offer.

 
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Discover the Park

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is one of Colorado’s four National Parks and is located conveniently near Alamosa in the Mystic San Luis Valley. The park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America and its vast dune field covers more than 30 sq. miles! The park is further distinguished by its unique biological diversity, as visitors can explore wetlands, forests, tundra, and more ecosystems all within a single afternoon. Learn more about the dunes and how to enjoy the park here.

Supporting Local During Your Next Adventure

During the month of April, visitors can find earn a special discount code for participating partners by just sharing what they love about the Great Sand Dune National Park in the form below. Once you have recieved a voucher, you can redeem it at these participating locations. These participating local businesses are also running specials throughout the month that celebrate the Great Sand Dunes. You don't need to have a voucher to try the specials, you just have to love our National Park with us! Get a closer look at this list here

 

 

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Visit Alamosa's We Our 🧡 National Park Giveaway

As a special addition to Visit Alamosa's We 🧡 Our National Park Month this year, we are thrilled to announce our We 🧡 Our National Park Giveaway. As a special addition to Visit Alamosa's We 🧡 Our National Park Month this year, we are thrilled to announce our We 🧡 Our National Park Giveaway! We will be giving away a 3 night stay in Alamosa, along with a prize package that will pack 3 days with amazing adventures and local cuisine.

The Grande Prize Includes:

  • 3 Night Stay at the Hampton Inn in Alamosa
  • Jeep Tour with Mountain Master Off-Road Tour
  • Entry into the Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Three Breakfasts for 2 (Gift Cards to Local Restaurants)
  • Three Lunches for 2 (Gift Cards to Local Restaurants)
  • Three Dinners for 2 (Gift Cards to Local Restaurants)
  • 2 Stand-Up Paddle Board Rentals for 1-Day
  • Paint Night for 2 at the Wet Paintbrush
  • Entry into Colorado Gators Reptile Park
  • Welcome Swag Bag from Visit Alamosa

Click here to enter Visit Alamosa's We 🧡 Our National Park Giveaway!

Special Events

April 3: Trivia Night at Spare Keg Brewerks

Join team Visit Alamosa for a special edition of Spare Keg Trivia Night! With special Great Sand Dunes and Alamosa themed questions, bonus games and We 🧡 Our National Park prizes, this is a Trivia Night that has something for everyone-trivia enthusiasts and Great Sand Dunes superfans alike! 

April 5: Kick-Off Celebration at First Fridays

This special edition of First Fridays will be all about our favorite national park.  Don’t miss a special presentation by Great Sand Dunes Park Ranger Patrick Myers at the San Luis Valley Museum 

Stars Above the Sand 7:00PM: There are more stars than grains of sand! Through images and video, we’ll explore the unexpected wonders of the universe - from Great Sand Dunes, to other dunes in our solar system, to the first images of distant galaxies captured by the new James Webb Space Telescope. After the presentation, you can touch small pieces of our Moon and the planet Mars!

April 6: Share the Love Community Mural Project

Visit Alamosa invites you to Create a series of interactive Paint by Numbers murals during this free-open to all- event. The Share the Love event will be filled to the brim with artistic expression, kids activities, food trucks, and more! Click on the graphic below to see the Facebook Event, where you can see the latest details and updates on this awesome event! 

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April 20: Fee Free Day at the Great Sand Dunes National Park

Enjoy free entry to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in celebration of National Parks Week.

April 20-28: National Park Week

Each year the National Park Service celebrates  everything "parks" for nine days in April. Discover what the National Park Service does through our programs and partners to preserve natural and cultural heritage and provide recreational opportunities in places across the country.

April 27: Share the Love Mural Unveiling & Youth Art Showcase Reception

Join us in unveiling each of the 12 Murals painted by the community at the Colorado Welcome Center as well as our first ever We 🧡 Our National Park Mural, followed by our inaugural Youth Art Showcase art reception. Click on the graphic below to view the Facebook Event for the latest information! 

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April 27-May 5: Youth Art Showcase Art Exhibit

Don't miss the Youth Art Showcase at the Colorado Welcome Center, featuring artwork submitted by our talented young artists. Experience the Great Sand Dunes through their unique perspectives and talents. Welcome Center Hours are 9AM-5M seven days a week.

Business Specials

Many of our local businesses are having Great Sand Dunes-themed specials! If you received a "We Love Our National Park" voucher from a participating lodging property. This list is all the places that will accept your voucher from Visit Alamosa!                         

 

 

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