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Alamosa South Bluff Trail

Located in the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, this 1.1-mile greenway offers opportunities to view Sandhill cranes, eagles, and river oxbows while hiking, mountain biking, or just taking a stroll.

photo: Alamosa South view of Mt. Blanca. Photo by Brian DeVries.

Length: 1.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: At SE edge of Alamosa NWR, SE of Alamosa airport.
State(s): Colorado
Counties: Alamosa
Longitude: -105.750158
Latitude: 37.368463

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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.

Additional Details

Width: 116 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 1%
Maximum Grade: 1%
Elevation Low Point: 7,514
Elevation High Point: 7,521
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: San Luis Valley NWR

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

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



Alamosa South view of Mt. Blanca. Photo by Brian DeVries.

Alamosa South view of Mt. Blanca. Photo by Brian DeVries.

Alamosa South Trail Entrance. Photo by Brian DeVries.

Alamosa South Trail Entrance. Photo by Brian DeVries.


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