Steam, Sand, Spaceships & Hot Springs in Alamosa, Pagosa Springs & Beyond

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Witness drastically different landscapes on this itinerary, which rolls from North America's tallest sand dunes to the jagged, just-carved profile of the San Juan Mountains, visiting quirky attractions, hot springs, outdoor adventure and more along the way.

Sustainability Activity
How to Give Back to These Special Places

Volunteer with HistoriCorp to preserve special places in Colorado, like the the iconic vigas of the Saguache Forest Ranger Residence.

Day
1
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Photo
Activity
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Because the dunes and surrounding mountains are designated wilderness, this is a great place to enjoy unspoiled natural beauty in a variety of ways…
Lunch
Great Sand Dunes Oasis
The Oasis Restaurant and Store, located at the main park entrance, is the only restaurant within 25 miles of Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Activity
UFO Watchtower
The watchtower is a 10-foot-tall viewing platform that takes advantage of the remote area’s high elevation. Pass the time with your eyes on the sky,…
Dinner
Emma's Food of the Southwest
Emma's began in San Luis, Colorado as Emma's Hacienda - We specialize in authentic food of the Southwest
Activity
San Luis Valley Brewing
Offers the finest in craft brews and fine food in an inviting atmosphere.
Lodging
Hampton Inn Alamosa, CO

Here at the Hampton Inn Alamosa, we're passionate about taking good care of you. That's why we offer a broad range of services and amenities to…

Day
2
Breakfast
Milagros Coffee House

Drink Coffee....Love Others!  Milagros Coffeehouse not only serves a full line of delicious espresso and coffee drinks, teas, and baked goods, we…

Activity
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

All Aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad for a Train Ride of a Lifetime! 

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a National…

Lunch
Osier Station

Osier Station is the perfect spot for lunch during your Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad trip. Toltec Gorge Catering has prepared a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet that is included in your ticket purchase. Each main entree includes our large salad bar and great dessert bar as well as your choice of drink. Since your time is limited in Osier (a little more than an hour), for speed we serve our main entrees cafeteria style.

Insider's Tip
Prepare to Feast

Choose the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Route from Antonito to Osier to enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at Osier Station that’s included with your ticket purchase before your return trip to Antonito. Be sure to save room for the tempting dessert bar!

Dinner
Alley House Grille
Alley House Grille is the premier dining destination in Pagosa Springs offering an elegant but casual atmosphere featuring Global/Colorado style…
Activity
The Springs Resort

Relax and renew at The Springs Resort - hot springs capital of Colorado, with 25 natural geothermal soaking pools, located downtown Pagosa Springs…

Lodging
The Springs Resort

Relax and renew at The Springs Resort - hot springs capital of Colorado, with 25 natural geothermal soaking pools, located downtown Pagosa Springs…

Day
3
Breakfast
Pagosa Baking Company

Breakfast, lunch, home made baked goods. Best coffee & espresso drinks in town. Home made soups, daily sandwich specials on home made bread…

Activity
The Choke Cherry Tree

Experience food! Taste it, smell it, see it, hear it! Sample hand made, small batch creations that include candies, jams, jellies, fruit syrups,…

Lunch
Rosie's Pizzeria
We are proud to serve delicious New York style pizzas made from only the freshest, high quality ingredients.
Activity
Williams Creek Angler

The Pagosa Springs area has some of the best fly-fishing in southern Colorado for every level of fly fisherman from high mountain lakes, small…

Dinner
Pagosa Brewing Company
Pagosa Brewing Company & Grill is Pagosa Springs' National Award-Winning Brewery, recommended by Sunset Magazine, National Geographic & The New York…
Activity
Healing Waters Resort & Spa

At Healing Waters Resort & Spa it's all about the water! Soaking opportunities include a large, outdoor swimming pool - great for family fun,…

Lodging
Club Wyndham Pagosa

By Wolf Creek Ski Area with 1- & 2-bedroom suites that sleep 4 - 6 with partial or full kitchen, washer/dryer, whirlpool tub, Wi-Fi & cozy…