Alamosa

Alamosa is a small town in south central Colorado, USA. It is noteworthy as the nearest significant town to Great Sand Dunes National Park, a similarly near neighbor of the eastern hub of a superb scenic railroad, and also because during the winter, it frequently records the lowest temperature of the day of any place in the contiguous United States.

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By car

Alamosa is at the intersection of US highways 160 and 285, about 230 road miles from Denver. (The straight-line distance is considerably less, but the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains deter traffic.)

By air

San Luis Valley Regional Airport (IATA: ALS) is served by Great Lakes Airlines. Limited commuter air service exists between Denver and Alamosa, with about three flights daily each way.

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Antonito is a small town about 30 miles south of Alamosa. Lodging exists at Antonito, but it's not as plentiful as in Alamosa.

In the town of Hooper, there are a few developed hot springs in the San Luis Valley, about twenty miles (30km) north of Alamosa.

Just east of the road to Antonito is the similarly small town of Manassa, birthplace of the great boxer Jack Dempsey.

Routes through Alamosa

Durango Pagosa Springs  W  E  Walsenburg Trinidad
Buena Vista Salida  N  S  Jct W E Española


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