If you're looking for information on what there is to see and do while travelling around Colorado, the state's 10 official Colorado Welcome Centers are a great place to start. Official Colorado Welcome Centers are located throughout the state and are easily accessed from every major highway leading into Colorado as well as near Denver. These visitor services sites provide indispensable local and statewide travel information. Our dedicated and expert volunteers will provide area-specific brochures, detailed maps and face-to-face travel consultation and advice, free of charge.
No matter how you get to Colorado, you'll find a Colorado Welcome Center along your way. Our locations include:
Colorado Welcome Center at Alamosa
Alamosa is the hub of the vast San Luis Valley. It's your base camp for the Great Sand Dunes National Park, two historic railroads and an authentic cultural heritage experience. The valley is surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks encompassing hiking, biking, fishing, birdwatching, hot springs and more. Your lodging, dining, shopping and information are here in Alamosa!
Colorado Welcome Center at Burlington
Friendly volunteer travel counsellors are eager to help you with all of your Colorado travel plans and inquiries. Complimentary Colorado maps, coffee and more than 350 brochures are available. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and well lit, and the toilets are exceptionally clean. The welcome centre is located just 13 miles from the Kansas border on I-70.
Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez
Friendly volunteers provide personal attention and make this an excellent stop for information when visiting the southwest corner of Colorado, which is considered the archaeological centre of the United States. In addition, the welcome centre houses a small collection of Ancestral Puebloan artifacts. Toilets are also available.
Colorado Welcome Center at Dinosaur
Knowledgeable volunteers greet visitors to Colorado with area and statewide information. Pick up complimentary maps, coffee and brochures. A pet area is offered, as are clean toilets and an information video on Colorado's wildlife. A book exchange is also available.
Colorado Welcome Center at Fort Collins
Colorado experts provide complimentary Colorado maps, routing information, weather updates, brochures and more. The welcome centre houses the North Park Region office of Colorado State Parks and the Rocky Mountain Nature Association bookstore. The centre is surrounded by more than 200 acres of nature preserve, with nature and interpretive trails, picnic areas and more.
Colorado Welcome Center at Fruita
Friendly Colorado experts provide free information. Choose from complimentary maps, free coffee, a children's play area, a pet area and more than 350 vacation-specific brochures. Toilets are clean and well lit. Free Internet access is also available to visitors.
Colorado Welcome Center at Julesburg
Located at the beginning of the South Platte River Trail, a Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway. Complimentary maps, coffee and friendly volunteers help with your travel plans. There are also more than 350 brochures to choose from. Picnic sites and walking paths surround the sunny, landscaped plaza. Toilets, a pet area and a children's play area are also available.
Colorado Welcome Center at Lamar
Located in the heart of downtown Lamar in the Historic Lamar Railroad Depot, which still services daily Amtrak arrivals and departures. The centre provides free coffee, WiFi, book exchange and toilets. Volunteers help with travel plans and advise of road and weather conditions. A Madonna of the Trail statue, steam locomotive and an immense windmill blade are on-site.
Colorado Welcome Center at Red Rocks
Informative and well-trained volunteer travel counsellors help visitors experience Colorado. The welcome centre is located near the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre and offers access to Red Rocks Park, free Colorado information, a gift shop, a pet area and more.
Colorado Welcome Center at Trinidad
A knowledgeable staff provides destination information, routing suggestions, road conditions, weather information, clean toilets, fresh coffee and the opportunity for a relaxing walk, stretch and chance to breathe some of the freshest air around. Free WiFi, a children's play area and a wildlife video are also available.