Alamosa, Co. was established in May, 1878 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and quickly became an important rail center. Alamosa, which means "full of cottonwoods" in Spanish, is now a notable tourist town with many nearby attractions including the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Alamosa hosts a Sunshine Summerfest on the Rio Festival which occurs the first weekend in June.
Alamosa is an outdoor enthusiasts' dream surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and numerous recreation opportunities. A new excursion train runs daily during the summer from Alamosa to La Veta. This route takes you through breathtaking country you can’t see from the highway.
Region: Colorado South Central Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 102.3 miles from Pueblo, 16.9 miles from Monte Vista, 31.4 miles from Garland, 41.2 miles from San Luis
Elevation: 7544 feet
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