Top things to do in Alamosa

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Alamosa

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

This wildlife refuge on the banks of the Rio Grande is a special spot, and will give you some idea of what the valley must have looked like before it was developed for agriculture. It's best to visit at dawn or dusk…
Top Choice Pub Food in Alamosa

San Luis Valley Brewing Co

Housed in an old bank, the local brewery has some winning drinks on tap – notably the green-chili-infused Valle Caliente – as well as $3 margaritas during happy hour and homemade black-cherry cream soda. The food, w…
Mexican in Alamosa


The first place you'll see as you turn onto Main St, Calvillo's is the place to eat in town – mostly thanks to its legendary buffet. Chiles rellenos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, chicharonnes, and on and on…the buffe…
Museum in Alamosa

San Luis Valley Museum

Located behind the Chamber Depot, this museum has a small but well-arranged collection of ‘then and now’ photographs and artifacts from early farm life in the valley. Knowledgeable volunteers answer questions and ca…
Wildlife Reserve in Alamosa

Blanca Wetlands

The Bureau of Land Management has restored the wildlife habitat at Blanca Wetlands, northeast of Alamosa. Activities include fishing for bass or trout in newly created ponds and viewing waterfowl, shorebirds and oth…
Cafe in Alamosa

Milagro’s Coffee House

This great little stop-off for travelers has wi-fi, comfy couches and a shelf of used books for sale. There are also pastries and breakfast burritos on offer, but it's better for drinks.