Outdoor Adventures in Alamosa, CO
Outdoor adventures in Alamosa are waiting! RootsRated’s local experts explore the very best destinations for hiking, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, climbing, paddling and more. Whether you are searching for a quick outing or a multi-day adventure, RootsRated has an insider’s look at the top trails and destinations Alamosa has to offer.
North of Hooper, a tiny, isolated town along Highway 17 near Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park, lies a roadside oddity where UFO enthusiasts and curious passers-by can camp under unpolluted skies and hope for otherworldly sightings.
Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Great Sand Dunes National Park is one for the best places in the country to try the unique sport of sandboarding.
Nowhere do the outdoors and beer pair better than Colorado. The San Luis Valley features thousands of square miles to explore for an outdoor adventure, and here are our top choices for pairing the best ales and trails.
The San Luis Valley is surrounded by mountains, none more majestic than the rugged Sangre de Cristo Range. It's filled with hiking, camping, and backpacking opportunities to get a close look at this spectacular setting.
San Luis Valley, which includes the tallest sand dunes in North America and covers nearly 8,000 square miles, is also home to a wide variety of public art, including murals. Finding some of the best is a great way to explore the region.
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