Alamosa County

Each spring, NASA and Adams State University sponsor a sand robotics challenge, where college student teams and the general public can compete with their own homemade rovers and learn about the...

Apr 21

Come explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve! Climb the tallest dune, try out sand boarding or just enjoy the view.

Fort Garland Museum will hold its annual living history military encampment on Memorial Day weekend. Activities begin at 9am Saturday with the Flag Raising Ceremony. Throughout the weekend the Fort...

Jun 01
June 1, 2018 To June 3, 2018

Everyone’s favorite summertime festival is back! The Summerfest on the Rio is held in the beautiful Cole Park on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Enjoy children’s activities, food and beer vendors...

Head on out to Cole Park on Fathers Day for Rollin' Deep, a Low Rider custom car show open to all vehicles; all makes, models, and years of cars and motorcycles. Enjoy live music, vendors and kids...

Aug 03
August 3, 2018 To August 4, 2018

Join us for the San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ, a sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society and Rocky Mountain Barbecue Association State Championship event. Enjoy BBQ and beer in the beautiful...

San Luis Valley Fair
Aug 04-11

Things to do in Alamosa, Colorado in the Summer
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Scenic Railroad, Free Concerts, Golf, Wild Life Viewing, Hiking Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Hot Springs, Gator Farm, Theatre, Musuem, Historic Walking Tour, Farmers Market, Scenic Drives

Things to do in Alamosa, Colorado in the the Winter
Fishing, Hunting, Great Sand Dunes National Park

Alamosa County is a Colorado summer vacation destination everyone needs to experience for events, festivals, concerts, adventure, beauty and history. Alamosa is home to the world's most spectacular sandbox: the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. A stop at the visitor center before or after you dig your toes into the sand will explain how one of earth’s magnificent natural possessions was created. Other things to do around the park include, climbing to the top, sand skiing, sand sledding, hikes, free ranger programs and more. After you hit the Sand Dunes, stay in Alamosa where you can ride the Rio Grande Railroad on a scenic trip or on the weekends, the train will take you to the stage in the middle of nowhere where national touring acts like Michael Martin Murphey, Pure Prairie League, and Exile perform for the passengers. It’s an awesome family adventure and was recognized by USA Today as one of the “10 Best Outdoor Concert Venues You  Shouldn’t Miss." Alamosa also hosts great rodeos, festivals, and free concerts throughout the summer and winter and if you still haven’t had your fill of eye candy check Zapata Falls, and the annual Monte Vista Crane Festival in March. Live history with a visit to the Luther Bean Museum or Ft. Garland.  Take a historical walking tour in downtown Alamosa or enjoy a drive along the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway, catching a glimpse of the robust culture of the San Luis Valley.   3 hrs and 30 mins from Denver (get directions)


Nearby: Crestone, Pagosa Springs, Chaffee County. 

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