There is so much to do in the valley. You don’t need to go too far to see jaw-dropping views. The valley has phenomenal scenic marvels. Close to Zapata Falls and the tallest dunes in North America, the valley isn’t shy of its breathtaking nature. We also are home to three wildlife refuges, Alamosa, Monte Vista and Baca. There are many outdoor trails all over the valley that lead you to open bodies of water and breathtaking views. With Alamosa being a central hub for the valley there is great cuisine, we have the best Mexican food in Southern Colorado! Check out our list of fun things to visit, do, and see in the valley.

The Great Sand Dunes National Park -Alamosa

Against the backdrop of rugged 14,000' peaks in the Sangre de Cristo mountains—the 30 square mile sand dune field, with no designated trails—invites you on an adventure.

Zapata Falls - Alamosa

The falls are unique to the valley. There is a beautiful trial that leads up the falls and in the winter time it freezes over so you can explore even more of the falls.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad - Antonito

Climb aboard our National Historic Landmark for a day trip you’ll never forget. Our steam engine carries you through steep mountain canyons & high desert along the Colorado and New Mexico border.

Cuisine -Alamosa

We have great cuisine in Southern Colorado. We are known for our authentic culture dining. Check out a list of over 50 restaurants in the valley.

Cattails Golf Course - Alamosa

This beautiful golf course has amazing views of the mountain ranges surrounding the San Luis Valley. It is a 18 hole golf course.

SLV Museum - Alamosa

The San Luis Valley Museum, located at 4th and Hunt in Alamosa, features displays of the diversified cultures and arts of the area.

National Wildlife Refuge -Alamosa

The San Luis Valley is home to 3 national wildlife refuge locations, Alamosa, Monte Vista and Baca.

Society Hall - Alamosa

Society Hall hosts anything from live music to plays. Check out their calendar for events on what is coming to Alamosa.

Splashland -Alamosa

Splashland Hot Springs in Alamosa has a geothermal outdoor swimming pool that has been around since 1955 and is an important part of Alamosa’s history.

Alamosa Farmers Market - Alamosa

Every Saturday in Historic Downtown Alamosa. Open early July - early October - 8 AM - 2 PM Parking lots near State & Main (Hwy 160 W)

Colorado Gators Reptile Park

Visit one of Alamosa’s most unique attractions. This exotic animal refuge cares for alligators, tortoises, iguanas, snakes, and giant snapping turtles.

Blanca Vista Park

This easily accessible park has lots of wildlife, from deer to waterfowl, fox, and many bird species. The area is centered around a 24.4 acre pond. and has a nearby Dog Park as well as five nearby walking trails.

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area

Dive deep into the unique cultural history with the help of the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. Visit their site to learn more about the scenic byway, historical tours and more.


Visit one of the 20+ area museums, where you can find artifacts, history, and stories about the many peoples who have called the San Luis Valley home.

Sand Dunes Recreation & Pool

There's nothing quite like a visit to this oasis. This recreation center has heated indoor and outdoor pools, an adults-only Greenhouse area, golf simulator, and some of the best food in the valley.

The San Luis Valley has a ton of festival and events, including live music, rodeos, car shows, carnivals, Oktobrufest, and more!!

There’s always something going on, so visit the 365 event calendar to find out what is happening during your visit.

Trails & CO TREX App

Discover and explore 45000 miles of Colorado’s unique trail experiences with the Colorado Trail Explorer​. Available for free, COTREX offers the most comprehensive trail map available for the state and is built atop data from over 230 trail managers. View trails by allowed uses on the map, browse featured routes, download offline maps, record trips and notes in the field, complete challenges to earn badges, and share your experiences with the community.