Welcome to Alamosa County in beautiful South Central Colorado! Our thriving community is home to approximately 15,000 residents. With in over 723 square miles of flat topography in the San Luis Valley, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the majestic mountain range scenery.The County's high plains alpine valley location with a 7,544 foot elevation is bordered by the Sangre De Cristo mountain range to the east and the San Juan mountain range to the west.
Eventhough we are one of the youngest counties in the state, we are one of the most progressive; making head-way, by leaps and bounds, in the areas of agriculture, energy, industry, cultural heritage, trade, and transportation.This high Rocky Mountain locale receives large amounts of sunshine each year, making it one of the most attractive locations for solar power plants in the United States. Furthermore, our climate is a prime for the agricultural production of barley, potatoes, alfalfa and other important items.
In addition to being the commercial hub of the San Luis Valley we are also home to the Valley's institutions of higher education, Adams State College and Trinidad State College. We are also home to amazing recreational outlets, such as the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and part of the Sangre De Cristo Heritage Area.
Being the hub of the San Luis Valley, Alamosa County has plenty of recreation opportunities, great schools, and friendly people, making it a great place to visit and live.