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Manish Patel | hotelsinalamosa

Several Things to Do in Alamosa at Colorado During Your Travel Trip

May 10th 2015 at 11:58 AM

The scenic wonders in Alamosa will surprise many, with its breathtaking views. The land of unusual contrasts, the valley offering wild experiences and the region offering deep insights into history – all at one place makes Alamosa an ultimate destination for a summer break. The list of things-to-do in Alamosa is as long as that of things-to-do around Alamosa. This means there is a lot to explore in and around this beautiful city.

It's hard to resist. It's really tempting to explore the wilderness of the region. More you explore more you want to know about it. You'll go back promising yourself to come again and explore it further. Such incredible destination it is!

And imagine tracking to the top of a sand dune and making sand castles with your children? What can be a better way than this to strengthen your bond of love with your little ones? Imagine the excitement, wonder and joy in their eyes. Imagine the thrill of driving on long straight highways meandering through breathtaking mountains on both sides. Not only staying there is enriching but the journey itself gives you ample opportunities to admire the natural beauty. You feel like coming back to the Mother Earth.

Alamosa and surrounding regions offer an array of recreation opportunities. Here is a list of Alamosa Colorado attractions that cannot be missed during your visit to this heavenly place:

  • The Great Sand Dunes: This tops the Alamosa attractions list. The Great Sand Dunes are the tallest dunes in North America. And these are natural shapes formed and deformed with the direction of wind. Climb to the top of the Great Sand Dunes and make castles. Sledge down to the bottom only to see the river meandering through the region. It is surrounded by majestic mountains. Imagine how it would feel like watching such sharp contrast in landscape.
  • Zapata Falls: This is a short yet very popular hike in the south of the Great Sand Dunes National Park. This is an ideal activity for an afternoon in Alamosa. When sand temperature is high, you can opt for this track only to feel cool on a hot summer afternoon. You can also drive through the entire dune field to the trailhead. It offers some of the most amazing views of the San Luis Valley.
  • San Luis State Park: Featuring a large natural lake supplemented through a canal system, the San Luis State Park is a must visit. Indulge in bird watching, photography, walking and understanding how wetland complex area protects wildlife. Check their website before going because it's closed for public from mid-February to mid-July.
  • National Wildlife Refuges: San Luis Valley is home to three wildlife refuges and it's worth exploring all. It's a strategic location for migratory birds. Bring your kids along and let them learn while watching birds. What better way to teach them?

Alamosa is home to many other attractions like scenic Rio Grande Rail Road and Adams State University. You can plan your itinerary, depending upon the number of travel days.

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