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  • 5 Reasons to Visit Alamosa: Not Your Typical Trip to Colorado

  • Shoulder Seasons at Great Sand Dunes National Park: Why You Should Visit in the Fall

  • Your Guide to the San Luis Valley Museum Trail

  • Get a Taste of the San Luis Valley’s Famed Green Chile

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  1. A Visit to Southern Colorado's Strange and Wonderful UFO Watchtower

    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.

  2. The Insider's Guide to Sandboarding at Great Sand Dunes

    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.

  3. Get a Taste of the San Luis Valley’s Famed Green Chile

    No visit to the San Luis Valley is complete without a taste test of the region’s best-known staple: green chile. Southern Colorado is among the best places to sample this wondrous sauce, which is rich in history as it is delicious.

  4. Exploring the Locally Grown Food of the San Luis Valley

    The San Luis Valley is filled with unique, locally grown food to enjoy thanks to cultural and environmental influences.

  5. The Ultimate Ales and Trails Guide to the San Luis Valley

    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.

  6. The Complete Sangre De Cristo Weekend Camping Guide

    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.

  7. A Mural Map of the San Luis Valley

    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.

  8. Your Guide to the San Luis Valley Museum Trail

    The San Luis Valley in Colorado has been inhabited for more than 10,000 years, first by Native Americans and later by Spanish settlers. This tour of eight museums helps visitors to discover the rich cultural history of the area.

  9. Historic Exploration: 4 Trails in the the San Luis Valley With Fascinating History

    The San Luis Valley is brimming with history, and these four historic trails are a great way to step back in time.

  10. 7 Must-Attend Outdoor Music Festivals and Events in the San Luis Valley

    South-central Colorado’s San Luis Valley features unbeatable scenery, vibrant history, and an abundance of recreational opportunities. These seven festivals are the perfect reason to plan a weekend getaway to explore the area for yourself.

  11. How to Spend 48 Hours in Southern Colorado (And Why You Should)

    Less than four hours from the Front Range, Alamosa, Colorado, features wide-open views of the San Luis Valley, the craggy Sangre de Cristos, and the mighty Rio Grande River—plus easy access to one incredible national park.

  12. Shoulder Seasons at Great Sand Dunes National Park: Why You Should Visit in the Fall

    Home to the largest sand dunes in North America and 13,000-foot peaks, the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve offers incredible outdoor vistas just ripe for exploration—especially in the fall.

  13. 5 Reasons to Visit Alamosa: Not Your Typical Trip to Colorado

    Nestled in the heart of the San Luis Valley, Alamosa is a world away from the Front Range and a charming, eclectic town that's a perfect home base for exploring southern Colorado.

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