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Alamosa South Bluff Trail

Location At SE edge of Alamosa NWR, SE of Alamosa airport.
State(s) Colorado
Counties Alamosa
Type Greenway
Length 1.10 Miles / 1.77 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




Alamosa South Bluff Trail is located on the southeast side of the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge. The Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge is part of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This trail is approximately 1.1 miles of compacted soils and grasses. The activities on the trail include hiking, walking, and bicycling.

This trail is just off of the Hansen's Bluff Road, which one can get a bird's eye view of what the Refuge looks like. From the trail one can see Sandhill cranes, eagles, wetlands, and the river oxbows. In the spring, the bald and golden eagles migrate along the Rio Grande feeding on the winter kill. Along the trail is a good place to see the eagles as they pass through.

The trail is maintained by the Refuge staff and is used by a variety of visitors, from students getting out of the classroom to get their hands dirty to the average Joe wanting to get out of the house for the day.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Sunrise - Time Closes: Sunset


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 116 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil, compacted

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 1%

Elevation Low Point: 7514

Elevation High Point: 7521

Year Designated: 2007

Date Last Updated: 08/16/2017


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Brian DeVries
US Fish and Wildlife Service
9383 El Rancho Lane
Alamosa , CO 81101
(719) 589-4021


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
San Luis Valley NWR Website View/Download



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