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5 Ways to Embrace the Historic Charm of Alamosa, CO

Alamosa, CO

At Cool Sunshine RV resort, we’re thrilled to be located in a city that’s so full of history and culture. Often referred to as the “Hub of the San Luis Valley,” Alamosa, Colorado has been around since the late 1800s and has witnessed many changes in the nearby landscape. In its early years, Alamosa was a headquarter for railroad construction, repair, and shipping. The city was a vital part of the expanding rail system, and as a result, it drew a number of people to the area for jobs and exploration. Today, when you visit Alamosa, you can get a taste of this old-time historic feel. That’s why we recommend…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Hiking Sangre de Cristo Wilderness

Sangre de Cristo

The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness is one of southern Colorado’s true hidden gems. This vast wilderness area in the San Luis Valley of Colorado covers nearly 220,000 acres (with parts in both Colorado and New Mexico) and it is home to several challenging hikes. The highest peak in the mountain range, Crestone Needle, is over 14,000 feet above sea level. The Spanish settlers gave this area the name that means “the blood of Christ” because of the red color that the mountains turn at dusk and dawn. This area is also home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and…

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5 Essential Tips for Visiting The Great Sand Dunes National Park By RV

Great Sand Dunes Park

For some baffling reason, the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado doesn’t receive nearly as much credit and attention as it should. With the tallest sand dunes in all of North America (some up to 750 feet) and a vast amount of land full of wildlife, it’s one of the most unique national parks in the entire country. Many people who visit RV parks in Colorado, including our own Cool Sunshine RV resort, come to the state in hopes of visiting The Great Sand Dunes. However, this isn’t a national park you should visit without preparation. Here are some of the top tips to keep in mind as you pack…

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