Local Attractions

Great Sand Dunes National Park | The San Luis Valley’s crowning pride and joy, the Sand Dunes are at the eastern edge of the valley and offer camping, hiking, and occasionally, water to play in. Admission: $25 per vehicle
45 minutes northeast of Alamosa. Nead north on Hwy 17. Turn right just north of Mosca

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool | hot springs fed, multiple pools, family friendly, adults-only area with bar.
Hooper, CO – 30 minutes north of Alamosa on Hwy 17

Colorado Gators Reptile Park | Hold a little alligator! Home to Mr. Bo Mangles the Albino Alligator, see many different types of reptiles here. Admission: Children ages 5 and under: Free ,Children ages 6 – 15: $10.00, Adults ages 16 – 64: $20.00, Seniors ages 65 – 79: $10.00, Seniors ages 80 and over: FREE
25 minutes north of Alamosa on Hwy 17 near Mosca

UFO Watchtower | Learn about the San Louis Valley’s many UFO sightings and spend some time on the balcony to try and catch a glimpse of otherworldly beings! Admission: $2 per person or $5 per car

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge | View avocets, killdeer, white-faced ibis, herons and other wildlife at this flatland home for migrating birds and local species. Admission: Free

Fort Garland Museum | 25 minutes east of Alamosa on Hwy 285.


Restaurants nearby

Campus Cafe | Popular breakfast diner (near Safeway).

Cavillo’s | Favorite for families Mexican buffet.

Friar’s Fork & Sanctuary | Nominated for best new restaurant.

Locavores | Specializing in locally sourced foods (near City Market).

Nino’s | Excellent sit down mexican restaurant.

Purple Pig Pizzeria | Long time restaurant and bar. Wood fired pizza.

Ruby Slipper | Immense hamburger selection.

San Luis Valley Brewing Co | Full service brewpub.

Square Peg Brewerks | Tap room and brewery. OK to bring food in.

Woody’s Q Shack | Award winning competition BBQ team home restaurant.


Fast Food nearby

Most major chains are present in the community.



Big Valley Hobby Town | Alamosa, CO | Our local hobby shop, family owned and operated. It will serve as a one-stop shop for any last-minute rocketry needs as well as a workspace with electricity.

City Market | Alamosa, CO | One stop shop for grocery needs with an attached gas station with discounts for City Market/King Soopers customer.

Walgreens | Alamosa, CO | This Walgreens serves as the only one for hours in all directions.

Safeway | Monte Vista, CO | Located about 15 minutes from the launch site, this is a great place to go for meal supplies.

Monte Vista Co-Op | Monte Vista, CO | Farm supply store that carries assorted hardware, paint, and tools.

Walmart | Alamosa, CO | Located at the west side of Alamosa, it is easily accessed without travelling through town.