The great Sand Dunes are not to be missed. Contrast of the sand with the snow-capped mountains in the background and the creek that flows in front of the sand dunes make for the perfect photograph. You can climb the sand dunes with the highest dunes being about 700 feet above the valley floor. Spring and fall are the best times to visit this area. Summer temperatures can reach 100° or more. The Great Sand Dunes National Park is located about 40 miles from Alamosa Colorado. In the San luis valley up agenst the Sangre de Cristo mountan range. Other attraction in the area are the Monte Vista National Wildlife refuge, the Rio Grande River, the 14345 foot Blanca Peak to name a few and not to fare from the sand dunes is the Colorado Alligator Farm, Yes I did say Alligators. This is a strange place, but worth the visit. There are some 400 Alligators at the farm along with snakes, turtles and a collection of other reptiles. (See the video below) This is home to Morris the movie star alligator. The gators sit in geothermal ponds the keep them warm all year-long. You can even wrestle one of these bad boys if your dare. So when you’re in Colorado Don’t forget to visit Alamosa and the San luis valley.
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Play the Video below to learn more about the Colorado Alligator Farm