The 10 Best Things to Do in Alamosa, United States

February 25, 2018 Janean Rudisill

Alamosa in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Nature & Wildlife Areas. Discover best things to do in Alamosa with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Alamosa

1. Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Alamosa, CO +1 719-589-4021
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Wilderness complex that provides a habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds and raptors.

Reviewed By AndrewRodney - Santa Fe

We stopped at the first parking lot and have a lovely 2 mile hike around the wetlands with the two whippets. So peaceful and scenic. Totally flat so a very easy walk.

2. Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
Excellent
59%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 216 reviews

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is Colorado's newest train offering steam engine rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and over legendary LaVeta pass on hundreds of miles of historic rail. Excursions offer riders a trip back in time on restored passenger cars that stop at the quaint mountain town of LaVeta and hear narration of Colorado history, mining stories and catch a glimpse of wildlife--including bears! Summer weekends brings the Mountain Rails Live summer concert series with nationally renowned acts to a boxcar stage at 9,400 ft only accessible by our train. This green location is run on solar and wind power. Seasonal rides are available throughout the year.

Reviewed By Hippster - Thornton, Colorado

We had such a wonderful time on our train trip!! Ended up at the railroad's beautiful Fir, Colorado stop, where we enjoyed a terrific concert by Michael Martin Murphey and friends - excellent!! Then, in Diamond Class, the boys from the band "jammed" all the way back to Alamosa on our return trip. Such fun. Love the train, love that Mr. Ellis has worked so hard to keep this excursion line in top order. We were on the Mardi Gras car and even got MMM and Mr. Ellis to autograph my husband's recent Trains magazine which had a full article on the Mardi Gras - made famous by Steve Goodman who composed "City of New Orleans" while riding this car back in the day! Absolutely wonderful day!

3. Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Visitors Center, 9383 El Rancho Lane, Alamosa, CO +1 719-589-4021
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By angie1966d - Pemba, Mozambique

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge is located east of Alamosa while the Montevista Wildlife Refuge is west. The wildlife refuges have expanded to better protect the water resources in the valley. The Alamosa Refuge offers good habitat, which attracts wildlife that is easy to spot including deer, elk, pronghorn, coyotes, waterfowl and all sorts of small game. The only complaint I have is one of the young rangers is a little aggressive and inappropriate with people.

4. San Luis Valley Brewing Company

631 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101-2557 +1 719-587-2337
Excellent
49%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

San Luis Valley Brewing Company

Reviewed By VespagirL55 - Bushnell, Florida

Service was verrrrry slow, but many riders from a bicycle tour were eating here during our visit; perhaps Monday afternoons are usually a lot quieter -- ? Some of the staff were really hustling! Nice menu with a lot of options. Smoked bacon burger with mushrooms was cooked to order and delicious. Large side selection; I chose the redskins and found them a nice alternative to fries.

608 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101-2558 +1 719-589-6064
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Firedworks Gallery

Reviewed By elizamacc - Little Compton, Rhode Island

Firedworks is a local downtown art gallery. Fine art, weavings, pottery, jewelry. Quality is very good and rivals big city gallery's. Owners are local and genuinely wonderful to deal with. Have purchased here and had an orniginal piece of art framed - I'm delighted with it all.

6. The San Luis Valley Museum

401 Hunt Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2658 +1 719-587-0667
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

The San Luis Valley Museum

Reviewed By Douglas T - New York City, New York

We visited on a Saturday morning. There was one very friendly woman docent there, and no one came in while we were there. It has only two rooms, and they ask for $2 donation. Small, but some interesting history of migration to the valley, with Germans, Japanese, Dutch, Columbian and others. It is a bit of a home town affair, but if you have an hour in Alamosa, it is kind of fun.

7. Rio Grande Farm Park

6935 State Highway 17, East entrance of Alamosa in south-central Colorado on Hwy 17 just north of Hwy 160, Alamosa, CO 81101-9546 +1 719-580-0379
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Rio Grande Farm Park

We are a growing network of people and organizations coming together to design, fund, develop and manage a community park that fosters local food production and sales, healthy living practices and local arts and culture. Local Food Economics ~ Healthy Living ~ Tourism ~ Conservation ~ Sustainability

Reviewed By Jill T - Colorado Springs, Colorado

On a cloudy day stopped by on hgwy 17 across from Loaf n Jug.Very good place to explain to children how our food is grown.Many different varieties seen from various squash,corn,tomatoes.With so many city dwellers unable to have a garden.Benches and a picnic table under trees and a fun playground for children.Plenty of parking.
You might want to walk across The Rio Grande River on the bridge to Cole Park directly across the river.Many more trails and trees.Til the end of summer every Sunday at 6:30p a concert is presented of local artists.Also can be accessed via State st. You can park and walk to the Farm Park .

8. Bank Shots Sports Bar

1212 8th St, Alamosa, CO 81101 +1 719-589-9895
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Bank Shots Sports Bar

Reviewed By Robert H - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Thank goodness for you and your friends and family were going through this town. Awesome time thank you

9. Kristi Mountain Sports

3223 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101-8517 +1 719-589-9759
Kristi Mountain Sports

We're an outdoor equipment retail shop specializing in all forms of human and gravity powered sports the San Luis Valley has to offer! Rent sandboards and sandsleds to slide down the 755ft tall Great Sand Dunes National Park - just 40 minutes away from our doorstep. We're the best local resource for hiking trails, mountain bike trails, local 14er beta, with all the essential outdoor gear you need

Reviewed By Graham T - Montrose, Colorado, United States

We came in to rent some sand sleds to take to the Sand Dunes. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They gave us great beta on the use of the sleds, how to wax them, and how to get the most out of our time on the Dunes. Thanks crew!

1560 12th St, Suite #9, Alamosa, CO 81101-3708 +1 720-238-3192

Come drink tea or coffee and enjoy great art, ceramics, painting, drawing and woodworking. Locally grown herbal teas, chai, green and black teas, root teas, locally solar roasted coffee, and community.

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