What’s Going On In Alamosa Colorado?
What’s Happening in Alamosa County, Colorado
Alamosa County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United
States. The county name is the Spanish language word for a “grove of cottonwood
trees.” The county population was 14,966 at U.S. Census 2000. The county
seat is the City of Alamosa.
The San Luis Valley’s Alamosa County is located in South Central Colorado at
an elevation of 7,544 feet. The Valley, roughly the size of Connecticut, is
the largest alpine valley in the world. Surrounded by majestic peaks, the Sangre
de Cristo’s to the east and the San Juan’s to the west, mountain vistas sculpt
the horizon. The famous Rio Grande originates in the San Juan Mountains and
flows through the San Luis Valley. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the
county has a total area of 724 mi;. Approximate, 99% of it is land and
1% of it is water.
The distance from Alamosa to Washington DC is 1,639 miles. The distance to Denver,
the Colorado state capital is 168 miles.
Alamosa is served by San Luis Valley Regional Airport. The only commercial service
is to Denver.
Alamosa is located in the Mountain Standard Time (MST) time zone, GMT-07:00.
It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Alamosa, in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, offers majestic mountain views, the
winding Rio Grande, clear skies, breathing room and abundant agriculture.
Local Hot Spots
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Other protected areas
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
Great Sand Dunes Wilderness
Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge
Rio Grande National Forest
San Luis State Park
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
Colorado Alligator Farm
Great Sand Dunes National Monument
Number of Sunshine Days: 350
Average Summer Temperature: 65 degrees F
Average Winter Temperature: 14 degrees F
Average Annual Precipitation: 7.6 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 41.7 inches.