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The Best Hiking in Alamosa County

Looking for the best hiking in Alamosa County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alamosa County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Alamosa County

  • Hooper, Colorado

    Camp at Mosca Campground

    Where to camp: San Luis State Park is located 15 miles west of Great Sand Dunes National Park, San Luis State Park features views of San Luis Lake, the Great Sand Dunes and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The campground provides water and hot showers, which we enjoyed after a day of hiking the d...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Zapata Falls Trail Extended Route

    5.99 mi / 1398 ft gain
    Zapata Falls Trail Extended Route is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Zapata Falls and North Fork South Zapata Creek

    7.87 mi / 3271 ft gain
    Zapata Falls and North Fork South Zapata Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    South Zapata Lake Trail

    8.96 mi / 3012 ft gain
    South Zapata Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Alamosa County, Colorado

    Zapata Falls

    4.7
    0.5 mi / 150 ft gain
    Driving towards the Sand Dunes, you will see a sign marker that indicates the road up to Zapata Falls. Turn right onto the road a follow it for about 2 miles until you hit the parking lot at the top. The road is in pretty rough condition so if your car doesn't have high clearance make sure you ta...
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  • Alamosa, Colorado

    Ellingwood Point via Lake Como Road

    19.14 mi / 6289 ft gain
    Ellingwood Point via Lake Como Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Lake Como Trailhead, Colorado

    Summit Blanca and Ellingwood Peaks

    7 mi / 6800 ft gain
    Blanca Peak is nestled at the heart (and the top) of a four peak ceiling located at the southern-most tip of Colorado's intimidating Sangre de Christo range. The peak is known for its impeccable 360 degree views, as you can see well over 100 miles in every direction thanks to Colorado's clean, c...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Lake Como

    8 mi / 2890 ft gain
    Lake Como is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Eagle, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak

    13.73 mi / 5262 ft gain
    Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Alamosa, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Summit Little Bear Peak

    12 mi / 5000 ft gain
    This hike starts on Lake Como Road with the goal of eventually reaching Lake Como.  If you have a modified 4WD car you can get all the way to the lake in it, but if you do not feel like risking damage to your vehicle park as low as you deem necessary to do that.  Most 4WD stock vehicles can make ...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Hike High Dune at Great Sand Dunes National Park

    4.8
    2.5 mi / 700 ft gain
    The Great Sand Dunes are one the most unique landscapes in Colorado. These massive dunes are the tallest sand dunes in North America. Hiking these dunes can be very difficult, but well worth the amazing views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. If you plan on visiting in the summer, be sure t...
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Sand Dunes Loop Trail

    5.03 mi / 650 ft gain
    Sand Dunes Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Wellington Ditch Trail

    1.91 mi / 171 ft gain
    Wellington Ditch Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Montville Nature Trail

    0.48 mi / 102 ft gain
    Montville Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Mosca, Colorado

    Mosca Pass Trail

    6.5 mi / 1549 ft gain
    Mosca Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mosca, Colorado.
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  • Alamosa County, Colorado

    Hike the Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP

    5.0
    8 mi / 1459 ft gain
    The Mosca Pass trail is an (approx) 8 mile out and back hike that takes you through beautiful ponderosa and aspen forests to summit 1500 above the start. The trailhead parking is the first left after the Great Sand Dunes visitor center. It is a moderate hike, but allow for several hours, as the w...
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