Attractions in Alamosa

ALAMOSA:  

https://www.alamosa.org

 

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Its mission to provide food, cover, and breeding habitat for migratory birds and resident wildlife. The 11,169 acre Refuge conserves and enhances the wetland and desert habitats found in the area to accomplish these goals. It’s one of three national wildlife refuges in the Valley that provide crucial feeding, resting, and breeding habitat for over 200 bird species and other wildlife. These diverse habitats support a multitude of songbirds, water birds, waterfowl, raptors, mule deer, beaver, and coyotes. The west side of the Refuge borders the Rio Grande, long considered the life blood of the San Luis Valley. Water from to Rio Grande and irrigation canals maintain these important habitats. Mallards, pintails, teal, and Canada geese are common, as are American avocets, killdeer, white-faced ibis, egrets, and herons.  9383 El Rancho Lane Alamosa, CO 81101 •  (719) 589-4021  • alamosa@fws.gov • https://www.fws.gov/refuge/alamosa/

 

Blanca Vista Park

Blanca Vista Park features two covered picnic areas, trails, and several types of wildlife from deer to waterfowl, fox, and many bird species and spectacular views! 6455 N River Rd, Alamosa, CO, 81101

 

 

 

Cattails Golf Course, located on the northern edge of Alamosa along the banks of the Rio Grande River, offers the golfer perfect temperatures, clear skies, and a well kept links style course with spectacular mountain range views.  This beautiful course is lined with majestic cottonwoods and many natural wetlands filled with cattails.  This is the perfect place to get away and enjoy a relaxing round of golf.. 6615 N. River Road, Alamosa, CO, 81101  •  719-589-9515    http://alamosacattails.com

 

Kristi Mountain Sports

Since 1969, Kristi Mountain Sports has been the San Luis Valley’s premier location for all your biking, hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and sandboarding needs. We are a classic “Mom and Pop” outdoor shop that values your business and strives to provide quality service to all of our customers. We have a full service maintenance shop with professional mechanics able to repair any make or model of bike, ski, or snowboard. We rent a wide variety of equipment including mountain bikes, skis, snowboards, and sandboards.  info@kristimountainsports.org  •  www.kristimountainsports.com  •  719-589-9759

 

Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway  

Translated, the name means “the ancient roads” – aptly named for its tour through 16th century Spanish territorial expansion at its northernmost boundary. Colorado’s cradle of Hispanic culture lies in the San Luis Valley, a mystical basin where sandhill cranes feed in the marshes, farmers till the soil, and North America’s tallest sand dunes press up against the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The route winds along the Upper Rio Grande region through some of Colorado’s oldest towns, surrounded by panoramic views in all directions. This byway allows visitors to experience the culture that is still alive today with hospitality, authentic cuisine, adobe missions, museums, galleries, special festivals and events, and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Historic adobe structures pepper the landscape as a testament to the state’s first settlements. Begin your journey in Alamosa and follow the Los Caminos through three of our country’s most intriguing counties. https://www.museumtrail.org/los-caminos-antiguos-scenic-byway.html

 

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in Alamosa provides scenic excursions from May through October and trains to mountaintop concerts June through September. Ride in restored, vintage rail cars to see top western and folk artists at 9400 feet in the Rockies.  The Train to Christmas Town, a special holiday train operates select dates in November and December. 810 State Ave Alamosa, CO 81101 • (877) 726-7245 •  www.coloradotrain.com • info@coloradotrain.com

 

 

 

Museums of the San Luis Valley and southern Colorado  The museumtrail.org supports the efforts of the following museum members: Conejos County Museum, Creede History Museum, Creede Underground Mining Museum, Crestone Historical Museum, Fort Garland Museum, Francisco Fort Museum, Hazard House Museum, Hinsdale County Museum, Homelake Veterans’ History Museum, Jack Dempsey Museum, Luther Bean Museum, Monte Vista History Museum, Old Spanish Trail, Rio Grande County Museum, Ryan Geological Museum, Saguache County Museum, Sanford Museum, San Luis Museum, San Luis Valley Museum-Alamosa,  Transportation of the West Museum.  Walk in the footsteps of such prominent figures as: Chief Ouray, Chipeta, Buffalo Soldiers, Alferd Packer, Bob Ford, Jack Dempsey, Kit Carson, Fremont, Pike, Dario Gallegos, and Eppie Archuleta; the cultures of the Utes, Spanish, Germans, Japanese, Hispanics. An area steeped in Colorado’s beginnings that include the oldest town, church, parish, Veterans Home, standing fort, and more! Visit a museum today!  SLV Museum Association: Your pathway to the history of the San Luis Valley  (719) 580-4346 • www.museumtrail.org • museumtrail.org@gmail.com

 

San Luis Valley Museum  

Special Mini Exhibits Special Permanent Exhibits-bugs & butterflies and ivory and other natural substances.  Collection includes a School Room, Trading Post, Native American artifacts, local, Valley and Colorado History.  Gift Shop.  Tours upon request.  401 Hunt Ave Alamosa, CO 81101  •  (719) 587-0667  •     sanluisvalleymuseum.org  • https://www.museumtrail.org/san-luis-valley-museum.html