Attractions in Blanca

Blanca Wetlands  

The 8,757 acre wetlands has more than 200 ponds, marshes and playas.  Blanca Wetlands Recreation Area provides excellent habitat for large numbers of waterfowl.  A complex trail system winds through the area, creating a wonderful wildlife viewing experience for visitors.  In addition, a waterfowl-viewing boardwalk offers exceptional bird watching opportunities. From Alamosa, travel east on US-160, then turn left onto Road S116, which becomes Tyler Avenue. Turn right onto Twomile Road/Road 2S/9th Street and follow the signs for Blanca Wetlands  •




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.