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GREAT SAnD DUnES COUnTRY
GREAT SAnD DUnES COUnTRY
OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE OF ALAMOSA, COLORADO
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wELCOME
Thank you for considering Alamosa, Colorado for your next
adventure!
Discover Alamosa and all it has to offer from the Great Sand
Dunes National Park and Preserve to the Rio Grande Scenic
Railroad. The scenic vistas collide where the earth and heavens
meet under a star- studded night sky. Recreational opportunities
are unlimited and the exhilaration of climbing the Great Sand
Dunes is unmatched.
Located in the center of the San Luis Valley, Alamosa is
surrounded by natural wonders such as the rugged grandeur of
the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges, the rivers
and lakes teeming with trout, the crisp fall mornings, and bluest
skies west of the Mississippi.
The history and culture of the San Luis Valley is both captivating
and compelling. Wander through historic Fort Garland, the Luther
Bean Museum, or rejoice in the glory of the Stations of the Cross
Shrine in the nearby town of San Luis.
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We encourage you to come and see for yourself all that Alamosa
has to offer. Not too far away to make a weekend trip; or just far
enough away to get away from it all, Alamosa is your vacation
destination any time of the year.
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“Great Sand Dunes National Park”
Visitors Guide of Alamosa, Colorado. Published by: Alamosa
Convention & Visitors Bureau, 610 State Avenue, Alamosa, CO
81101 Editor and Publisher: Jamie Greeman & the Alamosa
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Activities
Great Sand Dunes national Park
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Cumbres & Toltec Railroad
Splashland Hot Springs
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool
Cattails Golf Course
Colorado Gators
UFO watchtower
Zapata Falls
Alamosa Ranch & Open Space wildlife Viewing Area
Alamosa wildlife Refuge
Blanca wetlands
San Luis Lakes State Park and wildlife Area
Rio Grande national Forest
winter Activities
Snowmobiling
Ice Fishing
Cross Country Skiing & Snow Shoeing
wolf Creek Ski Area
Farmer’s Market
Shopping
History & Heritage
Alamosa Historic Downtown walking Tour
San Luis Valley Museum
Fort Garland Museum
Luther E. Bean Museum
Historic Engine 169
Sangre de Cristo national Heritage Area
Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway
Arts
Shrine of the Stations of the Cross
Murals
Creede Repertory Theatre
ASU Theatre
Sundays at Six
Art Around Town
Events
Lodging
Camping - Zapata Ranch
Dining
Town Map
San Luis Valley Map
Transportation
Out Of State
In Colorado
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TO SEE LIVE wEBCAM SHOTS OR TO FInD OUT MORE VISIT
www.nPS.GOV/GRSA
Great Sand Dunes
national Park
1199 Hwy 150 Mosca CO 81146
719-378-6300
www.nps.gov/grsa
Explore the tallest sand dunes in North America. A visit to
the Great Sand Dunes is an unforgettable experience. The
vast, sloping dunes overwhelm the landscape with their stark
beauty. The area is a geologic cornucopia of grasslands, wetlands,
conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes and tundra. Often called the
the base of the dunes in the spring, warm and inviting. Build a sand
marvel at the experience of climbing the many peaks of the dune
and jump back down.
For variety in your adventure, walk the shady trails in the trees
or climb one of the six peaks over 13,000 feet, hiking along an
alpine lake. There is a challenging 4WD road up and over the top,
too. Whatever your pleasure, the Great Sand Dunes is a diverse
The park offers incredible opportunities for photography, especially
in the evening when the shadows are long and the temperatures
are cool.
CAMPInG
The Great Sand Dunes is a great place to camp as well. Pinyon Flats
Campground has 88 individual sites along two loops. Restrooms
conifer trees for shade, while others are more out in the open with
Loop 1 (44 sites) of the campground is open year round; one
restroom is winterized. Most campsites have a capacity of six
people, two tents, and two vehicles (including towed vehicles/
trailers). A 50% discount applies to Golden Age and Golden
Access pass holders.
Loop 2 (sites 45-88) campsites are available by reservation May
15 - September 15, online at www.recreation.gov. There is also
primitive camping along the Medano Pass Road.
SAnDBOARDInG
For years, visitors have been sledding down the dunes in plastic
toboggans, rounded saucers, and even cardboard. As most
visitors soon found out, the saucers and cardboard did not work
at all. Adventuresome and creative people soon developed boards
from vegetated areas. The park does not rent or sell sandboards,
but they can be rented at Kristi Mountain Sports, 719-589- 9759.
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Rio Grande Scenic
Railroad
610 State Ave, Alamosa
877-726-RAIL (7245)
www.coloradotrain.com
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad excursion train ride takes
you through breathtaking mountain valleys and passes
through charming and historic western towns from the heart
it was centuries ago. Relive the golden age of railroads and
discover a Colorado few get to see.
Excursion trains offer a great seat any day of the week. Pick
the class of service and prepare to discover a ride full of
train history, mining tales, wildlife sightings, and geology.
Come see why USA Today named the RGSRR a Top Ten
Ride.
For a truly memorable experience buy a ticket aboard the
annual Rails and Ales Brewfest or enjoy a concert like no
other atop La Veta Pass at the Fir Amphitheatre. Exciting
acts for 2014 include Michael Martin Murphy, Juice Newton,
and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Tickets can be purchased
online at www.coloradotrain.com. Regular season runs
Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.
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Cumbres & Toltec
Railroad
5250 B. Highway 285, Antonito
888-CUMBRES (286-2737)
www.cumbrestoltec.com
[email protected]
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a proud remnant
of the spirit that won the West. Built in 1880, it was part
of the San Juan Extension of the Denver & Rio Grande
Railroads, with tracks running from Denver through the ore
- rich Rocky Mountains to Silverton, Colorado and Santa
Fe, New Mexico. Its path, through steep passes and deep
gorges was an engineering feat for the time.
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vital role. It was abandoned in 1969, but the most scenic
part of its route, its equipment, and its buildings were saved.
Today, as the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the train
ride of a lifetime.
docents to take you on this journey of history, scenery, and
machinery ... as it was over 130 years ago, as it is today.
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Splashland Hot Springs
5895 Hwy 17, Alamosa
719-589-6307
Enjoy the warmth of this geothermal outdoor swimming pool that
has been an important part of the history of Alamosa. Splashland
was built in 1955 and has been a local favorite ever since. Recently
remodeled and upgraded, Splashland is a great place to take
the family to enjoy a lazy, summer afternoon. Splashland offers a
concession stand and is conveniently located just a mile north of
Alamosa on Highway 17.
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool
Cattails Golf Course
This family-owned, natural artesian pool features 150,000
gallons of remarkably clear, odorless natural hot springs
water that maintains a temperature between 98 and 100
degrees. The Sand Dunes Swimming Pool also includes a
25-person therapy pool (105 to 107 degrees), a covered baby pool,
and an award winning (yes, really!) concession stand, featuring
organic produce from on-site greenhouses. Enjoy family fun and a
relaxed atmosphere amid the amazing scenery of the Great Sand
Dunes National Park and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Suits,
towels and toys are available for rent. Travel one mile North of
Hooper on Highway 17, turn right and follow that road for 2 more
miles. Closed Thursdays.
Cattails Golf Course is a unique 18-hole, par 71 course that
winds through tall old cottonwood trees and cattail wetlands, with
spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The course
is noted for its 12th hole, a challenging par 4 featuring a water
hazard off the tee, a dogleg, then another water hazard. It has been
featured in The Golf Bible as one of two “best courses to play for
under $50” in Colorado. Take State Avenue North through Alamosa.
After crossing the Rio Grande, watch for the entrance on your left.
1991 County Rd. 63, Hooper
719-378-2807
www.sanddunespool.com
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6615 River Drive, Alamosa
719-589-9515
www.alamosacattails.com
Fork (www.theriograndeclub.com, 719-873-1995) and the Monte
Vista Golf Club, in Monte Vista (www.monte-vistagolfclub.com
719-852-4906).
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Zapata Falls
Highway 150, Mosca
12 miles North of
Highway 160
Colorado Gators
9162 County Rd. 9 N.
719-378-2612
www.gatorfarm.com
with more than 400 alligators and dozens of other exotic reptile
hot water also keeps the reptiles warm throughout the winter, when
you might catch alligators sunning themselves on the snow. The
Gator Farm is also a rescue facility, as individuals with overgrown
alligators and other reptiles such as large pythons, tortoises,
and iguanas have realized the work involved in caring for these
creatures.
Colorado Gators recently constructed a biodome on the farm.
throughout the winter, and the farm got a lot more than they
bargained for. Plants started popping up everywhere. Employees
decided to harness this growing power and planted everything
from radishes to cattails. It has become a tropical rainforest right
here in the San Luis Valley!
The falls were formed when South Zapata
Creek wore a groove in the crystalline rocks
of the Sangre de Cristos, allowing its water
to spill onto the soft alluvial soils below. Over
millennia, the creek has carved a dim, deep
and narrow chasm through which water
tumbles some 30 feet. In the summer, the
falls offer a cool respite; winter temperatures
turn them into a giant ice sculpture.
A new trailhead in the campground supplies
a link to the South Zapata Creek Trail # 852,
and the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. A
second trail, North Fork South Zapata Trail #
868, just above the campground in the dayuse area, leads visitors on a mildly steep
half-mile hike to the falls. Day use picnic
areas and restrooms are available.
The Zapata Campground sits at 9,000 feet at
the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It
offers sweeping views of the San Luis Valley,
the San Juan Mountains and nearby Great
Sand Dunes National Park—plus spectacular
sunrises, sunsets and night skies.
The Campground has 23 single campsites,
one group site and one camp host site
spaced around two, one-mile-long loops.
The sites on one loop are designed for tent
campers. Parking spurs on the second
loop vary a little in length but in general
can handle RVs, towed campers or other
North for 17 miles, the farm is well marked on your right.
feet long. Each single site has a picnic table,
UFO watchtower
2502 County Rd. 61, Hooper
719-378-2296
www.ufowatchtower.com
The UFO Watchtower has hosted thousands of visitors since its
opening on Memorial Day, 2000. Whether or not you believe in
aliens, the watchtower is a unique attraction, featuring a healing
anyone? Look for the tower on the West side of Highway 17, about
2.5 miles North of Hooper.
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proof food locker. The accessible group site
has three picnic tables, three tent pads and
fees, call the Rio Grande National Forest at
719-852-5941.
To reach Zapata Falls: From Highway 160,
about 5 miles west of Blanca, turn north on
Highway 150 and travel about 10.5 miles to
BLM road 5415; turn east and travel another
2.5 miles to the campground entrance.
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Blanca Vista Park
Located near the heart of downtown Alamosa, the Alamosa Ranch
acres of open space surround the lush Cattails Golf Course
providing an abundance of recreational opportunities.
The Wildlife Viewing Area features two covered picnic areas, trails,
and several types of wildlife from deer to waterfowl, fox, and many
bird species. The area is centered around a 24.4 acre pond.
However, this pond is for wildlife viewing only, there is no swimming
or boating allowed.
Take a hike, a jog, or ride your bike along one of the well marked
trails listed below:
Twin Peaks Loop Trail This 3.5 mile trail loops around the Rio Grande River and Cattails
Golf Course. While you can start at any location, trail head parking
is available on the west side of the road just north of the State Ave.
Bridge.
Crestone Peak Trail -
Disc Golf
Looking for some inexpensive family fun?
Located between
18 hole disc golf course among the cottonwood trees and willows.
Heading north on State Avenue, pass the golf course entrance and
take a left at the stop sign onto North River Road. About 1/2 mile to
the left is the Disc Golf Course.
This public course is open sunup to sundown weather permitting
year-round. Although the course is a par 57, amateurs and
“professionals” alike will have a great time on this laid back, idyllic
course.
Accessible from the wildlife viewing area, this trail features a grand
view of the mighty Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Mount
Blanca is visible and on most days you can also see the Great
Sand Dunes National Park sitting at the base of the mountains. This
trail is approximately 1 mile and links back into the Sierra Blanca
Loop and the Maddux Loop.
Maddux Loop portions of the active cattle ranch passes the historic dairy, down
Highway 17, across the Rio Grande River and into Cole Park. This
trail can be accessed from several locations.
Sierra Blanca Loop This 1.2 mile trial takes you along the Rio Grande River and into
Cole Park. This trail can be accessed either from Cole Park or the
parking area north of the State Ave. Bridge.
Little Bear Trail This trail runs from the corner of Highway 17 and North River
Road into the interior of the active cattle ranching area. Hikers are
advised to be careful around the cattle. This out and back trail is
most easily accessed from the Maddux Loop trail.
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Alamosa wildlife Refuge
9383 El Rancho Lane, Alamosa
719-589-4021
www.fws.gov/alamosa/alamosanwr.html
The primary program of this 11,169 acre complex is marsh and
water management to provide nesting, feeding and resting areas
for migratory birds. View the tufted crown of snowy egrets, and in
winter see hawks as well as bald and golden eagles. In March and
October are the migratory visits from thousands of Sandhill Cranes.
The area is perfect for a leisurely drive or walk along interpreted
trails, especially for avid birders. Hunting for waterfowl and upland
game is permitted on a portion of the refuge during season. Travel
East on Highway 160 out of Alamosa to mile marker 237, turn right
and follow that road a couple of miles to a parking area. A two mile
round-trip hiking trail begins at the Visitors Center and follows the
Rio Grande. The Bluff Overlook on the Eastern side of the refuge
may be reached by car and provides a three and a half mile auto
tour with access to more trails.
Blanca wetlands
County Road 2 S., Alamosa
Bureau of Land Management
719-274-8971
The Bureau of Land Management has developed the Blanca
Wetlands to restore the site to a productive wetlands. Wells, dikes,
islands, ponds and wet meadows are intermingled throughout the
area. This diversity gives the Blanca Wetlands a unique blend of
habitat features important for wildlife. Explore by canoeing, hiking
and mountain biking. This expansive area is ideal for birding,
wildlife viewing, waterfowl and rabbit hunting, and trout and
area that is handicapped accessible and has parking and
restrooms. Travel 5 miles North from Alamosa on Highway 17, turn
right onto County Road 2S, this road dead ends at the wetlands.
San Luis Lakes State Park
and wildlife Area
County Road 6 N., Mosca
800-678-2267
www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/Sanluis
Just 15 minutes West of the Great Sand Dunes, the San Luis Lakes
State Park and Wildlife Area features a unique desert ecosystem,
home to waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors, in addition to beautiful
to view wildlife. The lakes, wetlands, and low dunes offer many
picnicking. Winter offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
boat restrictions. The campground offers sheltered tables, showers
and laundry. From Highway 17 North Turn West onto County Road
6N in Mosca, the Park is on the North side of the road about 9 miles
from Highway 17.
Rio Grande national Forest
719-852-5941
www.fs.fed.us/r2/riogrande
Nearly two million acres running alongside 200 miles of the
Continental Divide offers outdoor, sport and wildlife enthusiasts an
endless array of activities and landscapes, from snowy peaks to
sub-alpine lakes to desert vistas to the headwaters of the mighty
Rio Grande. The Rio Grande National Forest encompasses four
wilderness areas: the South San Juan, Weminuche, La Garita, and
Sangre de Cristo. An ancient home to the mysterious Anasazi,
the forest also encompassed the Wheeler Geologic Area and a
range of other fascinating sites and scenes for outdoor recreation
lovers. Breathtaking fall color and deep, powdery winter snows
make this park a treasure all year round. Anglers return to the Rio
Grande National Forest every year from across the region for its
complex.
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Snowmobiling
The San Juan Mountain Range to the west and the south
of Alamosa offers some of the best, wide open spaces to
snowmobile in Colorado. And, it is a pretty good bet you
can enjoy the pristine snow without running into a lot of
other snowmobiles. About 40 minutes south of Alamosa in
powder, blue skies, and no crowds!
Snowmobiling in the Rio Grande National Forest is
breathtaking at just under 10,000 feet elevation. Annual
snowfall is approximately 465 inches.
Visitors can also head west past the town of South Fork for
trails that meander through towering pine trees, and stark
aspen forests. There are several great spots for tubing in
this area too!
Trails and directions can be found on the Rio Grande National
Forest website.
Cross Country Skiing & Snow
Shoeing
Big Meadows Ski Trail is located in the Rio Grande National Forest,
in the eastern foothills of the San Juan Mountains. The trail starts
off on fairly even grade, crosses a bridge and then maintains a
relatively easy ascent to Big Meadows Reservoir and then loops
through Big Meadows Campground. The length of the entire trail
system is about 4.3 miles round trip.
Another popular area to cross-country ski and snowshoe is
southwest of Monte Vista on Hwy 285 about 2.3 miles. At the Rock
Creek Road (see US Forest Service Sign) turn right and follow the
road up into the mountains for about 10 miles. Watch up on your left
for a small plowed area with an opening in the fence.
The Rock Creek Ski Trail is located in the Rio Grande National
Forest, in the eastern foothills of the San Juan Mountains. The trail
starts off on a fairly even grade and then drops through the trees
to an open meadow on the side of the hill. There are several loops
that link from here. The views to the east from the meadow are quite
a reward for your efforts, with the whole San Luis Valley at your feet,
and the Great Sand Dunes and Mt. Blanca in the distance! The
length of the entire trail system is about 5.6 miles.
Grande National Forest website.
Ice Fishing
place to be, especially in the wintertime!
Just outside of South Fork is Beaver Creek Reservoir. This 114 acre
reservoir is a State Wildlife Area with vehicle access to the parking
lot near the boat ramp. Anglers should expect to catch rainbow
trout from 10-16 inches, and brown trout and Kokanee salmon
wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek Pass
970-264-5639, 800-SKI-WOLF
www.wolfcreekski.com
Wolf Creek Ski Area sits atop Wolf Creek Pass, and is one mile
This is a State Wildlife Area near Fort Garland. The water level in
this reservoir is variable, and may be low during the winter. Anglers
can expect to catch rainbow trout. Anglers should be cautious of
ice conditions, especially on the east end of lake.
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skiable slopes, a vertical drop of 1,604 feet, and trails for skiers
of all abilities in a beautiful, high alpine setting. The area is free
natural beauty. A snow report is available daily during the season
at 1-800-SKI-WOLF. From Alamosa, travel Highway 160 West for 65
miles to the top of Wolf Creek Pass.
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San Luis Valley Farmer’s
Market
back as 1979, but it was not until 2001 that the market became
the downtown attraction that it is today. The market has grown
into a Saturday morning mecca of families, friendly faces, local
traditions and stories, as well as live entertainment and healthy
living activities.
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Retail
Accent on Flowers
1114 Main St. 719-589-6272
630 Main St. 719-589-6449
Casa Musical
516 Main St. 719-589-6831
632 Main St. 719-587-3188
608 Main St. 719-589-6064
3320 Clark St. 719-589-6302
616 Main St. 719-589-6982
producers who offer organic, grassfed beef, lamb, and yak. Many
of the producers are families who want to share their produce so
that their lifestyles can continue for future generations. The market
has also served as an incubator opportunity for local entrepreneurs
who produce baked goods, jams and jellies.
711 State Ave. 719-589-6362
509 Hunt Ave. 719-589-8778
621 Main St. 719-589-6271
511 Main St Ste 1 719-580-9676
514 La Veta Ave. 719-589-8900
602 Main St. 719-589-6712
13589 E Highway 160 719-589-4856
510 State Ave. 719-587-9100
622 Main St. 719-589-6923
San Luis Valley. Fill your basket with produce, baked goods, crafts
and more. There is nothing quite like the sights and sounds of the
market or the smell of roasting chilies on a crisp fall morning.
702 State Ave. 719-589-4824
1407 State Ave. 719-589-6900
613 Main St. 719-589-2631
In addition to the great produce, the market features live music,
cultural events, cooking demos, and activities for the whole family.
The market runs each Saturday, mid-July through mid-October,
from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.alamosafarmersmarket.org for more
details and an event schedule.
713 Main St. 719-587-0878 www.treasurealley.com
511 Main St. 719-589-2888
3333 Clark Ave. 719-589-9071
1203 Main St. 719-589-3165
Outdoor Recreation Supplies
148 Craft Dr. 719-587-0435
630 Main St. 719-589-3188
3223 Main St. 719-589-9759
www.slvoutdoor.com
235 Craft Dr. 719-589-2774
www.marksoutdoorsports.biz
2901 Adcock Blvd. 719-587-4039
www.peakmotorsportsonline.com
3333 Clark Ave. 719-589-9071
Groceries
802 State Ave. 719-589-4321
131 Market St. 719-589-2492
1301 Main St. 719-587-3075
3211 Main St. 719-589-5727
3333 Clark Ave. 719-589-9071
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HISTORY & HERITAGE
Alamosa Historic
Downtown walking Tour
Historic brick and stone buildings anchor downtown as
a reminder of the boom the town experienced in the early
20th century as the railroad brought
commerce to Alamosa. From brick,
to pressed metal ornamentation and
glazed colored tile, Alamosa is a study
in the architectural trends that have
passed through the nation since the
19th century.
This list is by no means a complete representation of all the
architectural wonders Alamosa has to offer. But, take a mini
walking tour of the buildings below, or stop by the Colorado
Welcome Center at 610 State Avenue to pick up a complete
guide. Thanks to the Alamosa Uptown & River Association
for their research on these treasurers.
1. Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Locomotive No. 169
(1883); B-1 Business Car (1881)
Cole Park, near Rio Grande Bridge on Hwy 160 East
remained in service for over 50 years. In 1939 it was taken out of storage
6. Rialto Theatre (1925-26)
716 Main Street
commercial block is unusual for its incorporation of retail on the streetfront,
2. St. Thomas Episcopal Church (1925-30)
607 Fourth Street
The parish hall was constructed in Mission Revival style by noted Denver
Architects in Mission Revival style by noted Denver architects William E.
7. Manders Building/Oddfellows Hall (1891)
703 Main Street
the Gothic windows from the old church, and the complex were completed
by an unknown builder in 1930.
8. Alamosa Masonic Hall (1887)
514 San Juan
703 Fourth Street
Art Deco, Mission and Classical Revival elements blend here combining
architectural styles strongly represented in Alamosa.
4. Alamosa County Courthouse (1936-38)
702 4th Street
style and the largest of several WPA projects built in the county during the 1930s.
construction associated with the arrival of the railroad and the resulting ability
9. San Juan Building (1920)
631 Main Street
Using local clay and sand, more than 450,000 bricks were produced at a kiln
the vault door. An early photograph of the exterior can be viewed inside the
located north of Alamosa.
contemporary new brew pub.
5. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1922-28)
727 Fourth Street
Constructed between 1922-28, the church is a graceful interpretation of the
10. Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot (1908-09)
610 State Avenue
Mission Revival style designed by prominent architect Robert Willison. The
The depot operated as an important transfer point for passengers, mail, and
interior includes outstanding murals painted by local artist Josef Steinhage that
have been recognized nationally in Catholic circles.
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San Luis Valley Museum
401 Hunt Ave., Alamosa
719-587-0667
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Luther E. Bean Museum
Richardson Hall, Adams State University
719-587-7151
www.adams.edu/lutherbean
The San Luis Valley Museum, located at 4th and Hunt in Alamosa,
Among the various displays in the museum are the costumes worn
artifacts and clothing of the late 19th Century. In the museum,
visitors can experience two display rooms; one is a typical old
school room and one room displays a traditional trading post.
Visitors can view fascinating collections of railroading memorabilia,
cultural artifacts of the early settlers, farming and ranching and a
wall honors those who served, with varied displays of uniforms from
World War I and World War II. A unique collection of old hats and
dolls is also on display. Rotational displays are planned for future
there.
A mural, spanning the front entrance, depicts the naming of the
Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range. Painted in 1939 by Noel Tucker,
the mural adds to the atmosphere created by two-story windows
and accented by carved wooded columns. The main gallery
features the collection donated by Charles and Beryl Woodard,
ivory. The bronze, “Offering to the Great Spirit,” by Allan Houser,
stands before two galleries containing artwork by Stephen Quiller,
William Moyers, and Joseph Henry Sharp.
Upstairs, cases contain Native American pottery, including pieces
by Maria Martinez, San Ildefonso artist; santos and retablos, and
weavings. One display features a weaving by Eppie Archuleta.
the museum. Admission is always free.
Fort Garland Museum
29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland
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base against attacks by Indians in an effort to protect the new
settlers. It was once under the command of the legendary Kit
Carson, and has an excellent exhibit of his career and family life.
Walk the parade grounds, tour the adobe buildings, including a
display about the famed Buffalo Soldiers, and view 19th century
artifacts from early pioneers. The museum features living history
performances at special events throughout the year and is the
Alamosa for 25 miles into the town of Ft. Garland. Turn right onto
Highway 159, the museum will be on your right about one block
down.
HISTORIC EnGInE 169
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steam locomotive built in 1883 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. It
could haul 11 cars at 71 miles an hour!
Built for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) to meet the
need for additional and larger engines to haul passenger trains,
it was part of an order of 12 locomotives and is one of the oldest
surviving locomotives of the D&RG Railroad.
The 169 was removed from service in 1938 and was stored on a
dead line at the Alamosa rail yard. It was taken out of storage in
run to make. In 1941, the 169 came to rest at Cole Park, a gift to
the city from the railroad.
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HISTORY & HERITAGE
Sangre de Cristo national
Heritage Area
The Sangre de Cristo region can be described as a historic
crossroad - a place where different people have converged for
thousands of years. The area represents a profound historical,
food, events, and celebrations. Here the traditions of Hispanos,
Native American, Mormon, Amish, Japanese-American, Dutch, and
Anglo have intermingled and persisted. Land grants, railroads,
mines, and military presence entwined cultures and customs.
Main streets lined with murals, historic adobe churches, and
authentic cuisine all represent the unique Hispano stamp of the
San Luis Valley.
Railroads and mines were integral economic activities in the late
nineteenth century after the United States government acquired
control of the San Luis Valley from Mexico. Precious metals, gold
and silver found in isolated pockets in the Sangre de Cristo and
San Juan Mountains attracted prospectors. With miners came
railroads, farms, and cattle ranches.
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Los Caminos Antiguos
Scenic and Historic Byway
The Ancient Roads
Through Alamosa, Costilla and Conejos Counties
National Heritage area”, the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway
pulls travelers through the region of the northernmost outpost of the
16th Century Spanish territorial expansion.
The culture is still alive today with hospitality, good food, adobe
missions, museums, galleries, special festivals and events and
awe-inspiring natural wonders.
mystical basin where the Sandhill cranes feed in the marshes and
the Great Sand Dunes press up against the mountains. Historic
Begin your journey in Alamosa and follow the Los Caminos through
interpretative stops along the way, watch for these displays that
further tell the story of the San Luis Valley.
For many visitors, the geographic isolation of the valley and
abundance of public lands provides a coveted place for exploration,
adventure and solitude.
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Shrine of the Stations of
the Cross
Highway 159, San Luis
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See the Stations of the Cross beautifully depicted in a series of
bronze sculptures by internationally known San Luis artist Huberto
Maestas. They rest along a comfortable three-quarter mile trail
that climbs a short distance up a small mesa named La Mesa de
la Piedad y de la Misericordia (the Hill of Piety and Mercy). The
and ends at the top at the chapel, La Capilla de Todos Los Santos
(The Chapel of All Saints). Below lies the village, with its “vega”,
Murals of the Valley
The transformation of an ordinary wall or building into a spectacular
The murals found around the San Luis Valley depict the rich culture,
deep rooted religion and family stories handed down generation to
generation.
From wildlife, to landscapes, to the people of bygone eras, the
Meander through historic downtowns of the San Luis Valley
communities. Discover for yourself these treasures on businesses,
stories they have to tell.
communal irrigation waterway in Colorado. This is one of only two
commons in the U.S., the other is the Boston Commons.
No matter your spirituality, this is an emotional and cultural
experience. Look for the interpretive signs at the trailhead on the
right side of the Highway as you enter the town from the north.
Open 24 hours, year round, free admission.
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Creede Repertory Theatre
124 North Main
Creede, CO 81130
719-658-2540
www.creederep.org
Adams State University
Xperimental Theatre
719-587-7862
www.adams.edu/academics/theatre
Creede Repertory Theatre is a professional, repertory theatre
company located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Colorado
to the northwest of Alamosa. Winner of numerous state wide and
national awards, the CRT has become recognized as one of the
The Adams Sate University Theatre features a variety of productions
from October through April and it is well worth planning a trip to
Alamosa around one of the many great shows.
Combining exciting programming with innovative outreach, ASU
has produced the best of contemporary and classic theatre from
the end of May through September. Each year, CRT produces 7-10
new second stage facility, the Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre.
CRT also hosts numerous cultural events, exhibits the best regional
artists in its galleries, and offers exciting educational programming.
CRT presents matinee and evening performances in both facilities,
which are located in the heart of downtown Creede.
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From classics to cutting-edge, improv to social change, ASU
students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of
productions. Through it all, they practice the art of making a
difference. A rigorous production schedule, which includes
many student directed productions, allows students to achieve a
complete performance training throughout their college career.
The program has won numerous awards at the Rocky Mountain
Theatre Festival.
Past productions have included classics such as Robin Hood and
Peter Pan as well as holiday favorites like A Christmas Carol and The
Little Match Girl.
RUTH THEATRE
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Sundays at Six
Art Around Town
The Alamosa Live Music Association, ALMA, is a grass-roots,
The San Luis Valley is home to many artists drawn to the wonderful,
natural light and the geographically diverse terrain. Painters,
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lovers committed to creating easy access for the local region to
quality, diverse, and visceral live music performances.
In addition to sponsoring phenomenal entertainment throughout
this high mountain valley. Many of their studios and galleries are
located in historic buildings, on farmland and on other sites quite
different from metro Denver galleries. Happily, much of the artwork
of local artists is on display for the enjoyment of residents and
visitors alike.
could possibly be the Sundays @ Six concert series held in Cole
Park.
Cole Park, an Alamosa gem, is located near downtown along the
banks of the Rio Grande. Encircled with cottonwood tress, Cole
Park is the perfect backdrop for the free outdoor concert series
held each Sunday @ Six from late June through the end of August.
During the time one might say is the most beautiful time in the San
Luis Valley, the community is offered all kinds of music from the
neighborhood musician down the street to nationally recognized
touring musicians.
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January
April
June
Alamosa Ice Fest
T-Rex Express RGSRR
April 6
Junior Ranger Day at the
Great Sand Dunes
motorcycles.
January
The coolest festival is coming
Grab the kids, and get ready for an
June 7
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back to Alamosa this January, the
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Enjoy a morning full of junior ranger
is “Alamosa in Wonderland,” and will
Express takes kids on a real-life
Dunes Play Area. Kids of all ages can
Alamosa PRCA Round-up
Rodeo
have brand new ice carvers here to
dinosaur dig, where they uncover real
participate in a series of activities to
June 17-22
earn stickers, t-shirts and other fun
The Alamosa PRCA Round-Up Rodeo
Sand Dunes Park Rangers, this train
items. This event is sponsored by the
is back with all the action-packed
The Depot, Alamosa
the Visitor Center in the afternoon for
teams up to showcase their talents
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ranger programs at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
in bull riding, team roping, and a
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March
Great Sand Dunes Free Fee
Weekend
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Monte Vista Crane Festival
April 19-20
Summerfest on the Rio
March 7-9
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June 6-8
activities at the Visitor Center and
Walk around downtown Alamosa,
and get carried away into a Winter
Downtown Main Street, Alamosa
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demolition derby all alongside the
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Rails & Ales
Rio Grande Scenic RR
See thousands of Sandhill Cranes as
they migrate to the San Luis Valley
waive fees for visitors to experience
for their annual “Spring Break.” Be at
the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge to get
Dunes will offer afternoon ranger
some amazing pictures of this natural
programs on Saturday and Sunday.
Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to
Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge,
June 21
the Rio is held in the beautiful Cole
The Rails & Ales Brewfest brings
Park on the bank of the Rio Grande
together brewers and their devoted
fans, a hardy group that understands
& beer vendors, arts & craft booths,
the simple truth of this event - you
4:30 p.m.
Monte Vista, CO
June 6-8, and admission is free to the
any better than this.
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public.
Board at the Depot, 610 State Ave
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Cole Park, Alamosa CO
Alamosa CO
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Music at the Great Sand
Dunes National Park
May
Memorial Day Encampment at
Fort Garland
CHSCA All State Games 2014
July
Come enjoy Celtic music by local
June 9-14
strings ensemble, Serenity Strings,
May 24
See the best High School Athletes
Alamosa 4th of July
Celebration
from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Visitor
Re-en-actors have scheduled
compete against one another in the
July 4
Center in celebration of Great Sand
events throughout this Memorial Day
58th Annual Colorado High School
Monument, March 17, 1932. The
living history demonstrations, games,
March 16
will be honoring a 15% discount on
countries independence with the
and stories. We invite you to join them
the top spot in football, boys & girls
for fun & a little history lesson this
basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and
purchases in their store, located in the
Kiwanis pancake breakfast, followed
Visitor Center. Visitor Center is open
Adams State University, Alamosa CO
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
www.chscaallstategames.org
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Mosca
celebration will include the 4th of July
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Parade-Main Street Alamosa
Rollin Deep Car Show
June 15
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A low rider custom car show that
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is open to all vehicles; all makes,
models, and years of cars and
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October
Cat’s Classic Motorcross
was held August 11-13, 1919, and
July 12-13
was called the Ski-Hi Stampede. Old
National Park Service Birthday
at the Great Sand Dunes
Saturday July 12, get ready for the
newspapers reported that more than
August 25
Octoberfest
Rio Grande Scenic RR
10,000 people assembled to watch
Enjoy a fee free day to celebrate the
October 4
practice rounds, and vintage bike
the local competition. It has continued
show out at the Sutak Raceway for
for nine decades as an annual event
the Cats Classic Motocross. All of
and is an important piece of western
Park Service was established as a
as the engine winds through mountain
the action leads up to the big race
history that can still be lived.
federal agency of the Department of
passes.
on Sunday July 13 where over 300
Ski-Hi Park, Monte Vista, CO
the Interior, responsible for protecting
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competitors race for cash prizes,
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national parks and monuments. Great
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trophies, & bragging rights.
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Sand Dunes will honor this day in
Sutak Raceway, Alamosa
Beer and bratwurst will be served in
time to German Oompa Band music
history with ranger programs that
Pumpkin Patch Train
Rio Grande Scenic RR
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August
Alamosa Fly-In and Air Show
Beat the Heat BBQ, Brews &
Chili Challenge
July 12
August 1-2
Mosca
All aboard for a short ride to the
Pilots from all over the US gather at
The Beat the Heat BBQ, Brews,
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special pumpkin patch. Join friends
this annual event to showcase their
& Chili Challenge is back for their
vintage and modern aircraft. They will
Early Iron Festival
lead kids through a hay bale maze to
have a pancake breakfast at 7:00 AM;
August 29 - September 1
pick the pumpkin of their choice.
The Early Iron Car Show is coming
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the airshow will follow at 10:00AM.
Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned
San Luis Valley Regional Airport
and promises to have some
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highlight other special places that the
October 25
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Come and check out one of the
Cole Park, Alamosa
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largest vintage car shows in Colorado
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Manassa Pioneer Days
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Alamosa Celebration of Lights
There will be food and beer vendors,
live entertainment, and a slow cruise
Gather round to “Celebrate the
August 1-3
Cole Park, Alamosa
Courthouse, Engine 169, and the
Check out 27 multi-genre and live
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mighty blue spruce of City Hall.
musical performances on 2 stages in
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music & fun for the whole family, as
September
July 18-19
Hang out in Manassa CO for their
Crestone Music Fest
2 day celebration of the Pioneer
join the City of Alamosa at our 7th
both stages get rocked with music
2014 Great Sand Dunes
Quarter Release Celebration
City Hall.
bird tickets for this event go on sale
September 4
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November
Celebrate at the Great Sand Dunes
SLV Antique Iron Club
Tractor Pull
Challenger Golf Club, Crestone CO
July 26
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December
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Alamosa Parade of Lights
will be offering for sale to the public
Tractor Pull, garden tractor pulls and
Celebrate the holidays with a festive
Kahler Memorial Golf
Tournament
Hang out with the Rangers, visit the
Ski-Hi Park, Monte Vista
August 8-10
sand dunes, and hear live music as
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The Kahler Memorial Golf Tournament
they celebrate this epic occasion for
Ski Hi Stampede Rodeo
tournament of the year. Play in this
July 24-27
exciting tournament and take in the
Preserve, Mosca CO
beautiful scenery this course has to
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kids pedal tractor pull, plus a barrel
December 19
light parade. Bicycles, cars and
Christmas. Great fun for the whole
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oldest pro rodeo, has roots as deep
as the San Luis Valley itself. It began
in 1919, but two years were deducted
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Alamosa Lamplighter Motel - 1
425 Main St. | 719-589-6636 | www.alamosalamplightermotel.com
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Best Western Alamosa Inn - 2
2005 W. Main St. | 719-589-2567 | www.alamosa.org Click on Lodging
- In proximity to Adams State University, this property features a scenic
courtyard for leisure afternoon visits with family and friends.
Comfort Inn of Alamosa - 3
6301 C R 107 S. | 719-587-9000 | www.comfortinn.com/hotel/CO020
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7900 Highway 150 | 719-378-2900 | www.gsdlodge.com
Grizzly Inn Motel - 6
1919 W. Main St. | 719-589-4788 | www.alamosa.org Click on Lodging
Great for business and pleasure travelers, and located near the San Luis Valley
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room.
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and shopping.
Holiday Inn Express - 8
3418 Mariposa St. | 719-589-4026 | www.holidayinnexpress.com/alamosaco
Located on the west edge of town near 6-plex movie theater and shopping.
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Offering Group Discounts and Breakfast and Dinner discounts as well.
Riverside Inn of Alamosa - 10
250 Broadway Ave. | 719-589-4945 | www.alamosa.org Click on Lodging - 20
rooms, available in daily, weekly, and monthly rates.
Super 8 of Alamosa - 11
2505 Main St. | 719-589-6447 | www.alamosa.org Click on Lodging - Offering
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newly remodeled lodging and amenities, conveniently located for all activities.
Valley Motel - 12
2051 Main St. | 719-589-9095 | www.alamosa.org Click on Lodging
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on main highway through town. Ref., Micro. Coffe Makers in every room.
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12532 E. Highway 160 | 719-589-5574
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Great Sand Dunes Oasis
5400 Highway 150 | 719-378-2222 | www.greatdunes.com
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showers, rec room, café, gift store, groceries, gasoline, pets welcome. At
entrance to Great Sand Dunes
Alamosa KOA
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the road about 9 miles from Highway 17.
RV Dump Station - Wright Valley Oil/Stop N’ Shop
3212 Main St. | 719-589-4637
RV Dump and touchless carwash
$5 fee, waived with gas purchase
Zapata Ranch
5305 Highway 150
888-5-ZAPATA, 888-592-7282
www.zranch.com
Zapata Ranch is an authentic working cattle and bison guest ranch
owned by The Nature Conservancy, covering more than 100,000
acres and bordering the Great Sand Dunes National Park. With
nearly 2,000 head of free-roaming bison, thousands of wild animals,
and a variety of different species of birds and insects, this region is
often called the “Rocky Mountain Serengeti.”
The ranch specializes in multiple night stays where visitors become
immersed in the Colorado ranching experience. The entrance to
the ranch is located between mile markers 12 and 13 on Highway
150 near the Great Sand Dunes. Look for the Nature Conservancy
and Zapata Medano signs.
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Bison Tours - Advanced reservations required, limited availability,
4 person minimum, depart 9a.m. and last approximately 2 hours.
Occasionally, the ranch has room for overnight guests; they accept
reservations for overnight stays no sooner than 2 weeks prior to
your arrival date.
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Arby’s 1705 Main Street | 719-589-2747
Bistro Rialto 716 Main Street | 719-589-3039
Blessed Brews 2431 Main Street Suite A | 719-206-3366
Italian, American,
Catering
Coffee Shop,
Sandwiches
Burger King 2501 Main Street | 719-589-5538
Calvillo’s 400 Main Street | 719-587-5500
Campus Café 435 Poncha Avenue | 719-589-4202
Chili’s Grill & Bar 3231 Main Street | 719-589-1991
City Market Delicatessen 131 Market Street | 719-589-2492
Mexican, Buffet &
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Clancy’s 333 Sante Fe Ave. at Inn of the Rio Grande | 719-589-5833
Italian, Steaks,
Seafood
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Cozy Café 1423 Main Street | 719-206-3198
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Internet Café
Domino’s Pizza 1109 6th Street | 719-589-9091
Pizza, Pasta Bowls,
East - West Grill 408 4th Street | 719-589-4600
Burgers, Salads,
Ef’s 823 8th Street | 719-589-3008
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Hideaway Steakhouse 1210 8th Street | 719-589-4444
Hunan Chinese Restaurant 419 Main Street | 719-589-9002
Juanito’s 1019 6th Street | 719-589-0277
Kentucky Fried Chicken 2007 Main Street | 719-589-6297
Little Caesars Pizza 157 Craft Drive | 719-589-0460
Wings, Salads
Wraps, Thai
American
Chicken
Pizza, Italian
Long John Silver’s/Taco Bell 2435 Main Street | 719-589-2140
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May-Wa Chinese Restaurant 620 Main Street | 719-589-9559
Vietnamese,
Catering
McDonald’s 100 Craft Drive | 719-589-2228
Sandwich, Quiche,
Milagros Coffeehouse 529 Main Street | 719-589-9299
Ice Cream,
Pasteries, Coffee,
Internet
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Mi Taquito 400 Main Street (behind Calvillos) | 719-587-5500
Monterrey Café 1406 Main Street | 719-589-3838
Mountain View on the Green 6615 N River Road, at Cattails Golf
Course | 719-589-9110
Nino’s Mexican Restaurant 617 6th Streeet | 719-587-0101
Oscar’s Restaurant 520 Main Street | 719-589-9230
Pizza Hut 814 Main Street | 719-589-3693
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Pizza, Italian
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Riverside Roadhouse 525 Main Street | 719-589-6641
Rocky’s 425 Main Street at Lamplighter Motel | 719-587-2294
Rubi Slipper 506 State Ave. | 719-589-2641
Safeway Delicatessen 1301 Main Street | 719-587-3075
San Luis Valley Brewing Company 631 Main Street | 719-587-2337
American Classics,
Mexican
Burgers
Sandwiches
Deli-style
Local Brewery,
Sandwiches
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San Luis Valley Pizza Company 2069 West 1st Street | 719-589-4749
Salad Bar, Take &
Bake
Smoothy’s Juice Bar 504 West Avenue | 719-496-7339
Sonic Restaurant 1300 Main Street | 719-589-9256
St. Ives Pub & Eatery 719 Main Street | 719-589-0711
Subway 333 Clark Avenue in Wal Mart | 719-589-6314
Subway of Alamosa 2207 Main Street | 719-589-4642
American
Deli-style
Deli-style
Taco Bell/Long John Silver’s 2435 Main Street | 719-589-2140
True Grits Steakhouse 100 Sante Fe Avenue | 719-589-4548
Vistas ASU Campus, Rex Field | 719-587-8320
Wendy’s 3338 Clark Street | 719-587-3333
Steak, Seafood
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Wize Apples 119 Broadway | 719-937-2204
Burgers,
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Sandwiches
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TOwn MAP
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SAn LUIS VALLEY MAP
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TRAnSPORTATIOn
Automobiles
Hertz
2490 State Ave.
719-589-6138
San Luis Valley Regional
Airport
Budget Rent a Car
2550 State Ave.
2490 State Ave.
719-589-8548
719-589-0103
www.depotavionics.com/airport.htm
Daily Flights between
Alamosa and Denver!
And now serving Pueblo!
www.budget.com
Shuttle
Little Stinkers Taxi
Twin Hearts Express
6848 Malouff Road
800-654-9456
United and Frontier!
719-589-2500
Planes
Great Lakes Airlines
2490 State Ave.
719-589-9446
www.greatlakesav.com
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while you shop or visit the sites!
All 4 Paws
603 Lava Ln.
Toll Free:
719-589-3988
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Out of State
In Colorado
Arizona
Phoenix
Oklahoma
722
Kansas
Topeka
629
724
Nevada
Las Vegas
800
New Mexico
Amarillo
352
Austin
892
Dallas
721
El Paso
506
Utah
Salt Lake City
205
Chama
582
Texas
Nebraska
Lincoln
Oklahoma City
79
540
Wyoming
Cheyenne
343
173
Taos
Find it on the map
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Antonito
30
Hooper
20
Blanca
21
La Jara
14
Center
32
Lamar
201
Canon City
139
Manassa
24
Colorado Springs
163
Moffat
37
Conejos
29
Monte Vista
17
Cortez
194
Montrose
187
Creede
70
Mosca
13
31
Pagosa Springs
89
Denver
215
Pueblo
122
Durango
149
Romeo
21
274
Saguache
52
90
Make sure you stop in to our very own
Colorado Welcome Center Located on the
corner of 6th Ave. and State Ave. in the historic
Depot. Free maps and information to keep
your trip less hectic.
Official Alamosa Visitors Guide
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Salida
83
Glenwood Springs
204
San Acacio
49
Grand Junction
249
San Luis
41
Great Sand Dunes
33
Greeley
264
Trinidad
109
Gunnison
122
Wolf Creek Pass
65
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610 STATE AVE
ALAMOSA, CO 81101

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